Thursday, May 29, 2008

Street Scenes of Reykjavik, Iceland, pt 2

Street Scenes of Reykjavik, Iceland

Hiking through the lava caves in Iceland

Graffiti in Reykjavik, Iceland

Whale Watching and Viking Horseback Riding

The first two photos are from an unsuccessful whale watching trip and the second are while horse back riding on a farm outside of Reykjavik.

Homes in Reykjavik

Hiking the Glaciers_2

This is our guide, Inga, looking into a crevace on the glacier. At one point, I accidently stepped in one and Inga had to pull me out. My camera would have pulled me straight to the bottom!

A cave beneath the glacier. The ice is blue as it is so compact the molecules are being pressed tightly together. Also, it can be a sign that the ice has been there a long time. Inga told us early on in the trip that in the last two years, this particular glacier has lost 50 meters.

Hiking the Glaciers

A possible ad for Nike?


This is Carl Bergman, I bought a watch from him on my second day. He was very kind even though he struggled with English. He was the only person I came across during my stay who did not speak English fluently.

This is a gay bar in Reykjavik. The sign on the door reads "straight friendly"!

This is Karl, I met him on my first day on a tour bus. We spent the day together and had a lot of fun exploring the nightlife in Reykjavik. We became enticed by a drink menu that claimed to have absinthe in one bar called "Salon" but when we ordered it the waitress told us that they no longer had it. This became our mission for the night! Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in our quest but we had a great time drinking with the locals! After about 2 hours of sleep on the plane and a day filled with adventure, I was ready for bed at 4am!

Architecture in Reykjavik, Iceland

National Park and Selfoss Waterfall

This National Park marks the place where the North American Tectonic Plate meets the Eurasian Tectonic Plate.

A Viking Horse

Images of the Icelandic Countryside