Glimpses of Iceland

Partly illustrated facts (F)
and pictures with comments (P)

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descendants of Viking families and female Celtic slaves  

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delicious dishes and stuff you might not be willing to eat  

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from nice paved roads to very rough tracks  

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or – sadly – the lack thereof  

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the everlasting birth of Iceland  

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outdoor baths, house heating, and geysers  

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tourist attractions and sources of controversy  

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for a people that has been through much hardship  

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the capital where most Icelanders live  

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"Capital of North Iceland" and a botanic garden  

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"Whale watching capital of Iceland"  

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built from timber by Norwegian fishermen  

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a small town called "Harbor" and the Hornafjörður Moon  

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a very special lake in North Iceland and its surrounds  

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an active volcanic area and a geothermal power station  

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cliffs returning confusing echoes  

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birthplace of Jónas Hallgrímsson, celebrated language guy  

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between the volcano and the deep blue sea  

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basalt columns and cliffs with "doors"  

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"an iceberg collection"  

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the deadliest volcanic events of the second millennium  



The standard picture size on these pages, as the one above, is 480×360 pixels. Most of these pictures are also available size 1600×1200 px, some also size 1920×1080 px.

Please note, if the large pictures (including captions) are to high for your screen, on this site you may shrink these pictures both ways by reducing the  –WIDTH–  of the browser window.

All pictures were taken by me on two ten day trips to Iceland, 1–10 June 2010 and 4–13 August 2013.

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