My Iceland Adventure Trip
If you ever visit, and few interesting things to keep in mind:
1. Beware of trying their traditional "putrefied shark meat"... traditional Icelandic cuisine that takes shark meat and lets it rot in the ground for up to 9 months before they eat it. I like just about anything, but this was downright disgusting!
I heard from a friend though that the Puffin (another unusual Icelandic food choice) was pretty good.
2. If you go out for the Reykjavik nightlife (which goes strong until 6 or 7 am), you'll notice that they seem to be obsessed with breaking bottles all over the city every couple minutes throughout the entire night. Yet miraculously, by 10am, the streets are spotlessly clean as city workers clean up the streets almost immediately every morning. Weird.
Iceland has some amazing waterfalls... this is a glacial meltwater river
Here we are getting soaked riding quads through glacial streams
more majestic waterfalls... I hiked to the top of these, which was a pretty intense 5-10 min climb!
Here we are hiking up the edge of a huge glacier... the black stuff is volcanic ash from past eruptions in the area. As the ice melts, it creates deep cracks and ravines in the ice surface that can be deadly if you fall into one.
acting like kids and sliding down the glacier on our butts on plastic bags
more great Iceland scenery
I wish I had gotten some pics from underwater when we scuba dove the Silfra Ravine. It's one of the clearest water dive spots in the world with over 300 feet of underwater visibility! It was an amazing view underwater with bluish water and steep rock cliffs on either side of you in the ravine.
And lastly, probably one of the most amazing things I saw on this trip was on the flight... we ended up flying directly over the southern edge of Greenland, and it looked like another planet!
It was one of the most amazing views I've ever seen from the plane looking down over Greenland... there are huge mountains with massive glaciers in between, along with lagoon-type waterways that connect to the ocean... and there's big icebergs all over the place in the lagoons and in the ocean surrounding Greenland. It's definitely a sight to see!
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