Category Archives: Iceland

February 2011 – This made for a chilly Valentines Day.

Iceland Day 3 | Blue Lagoon

By Perrin En route to the Blue Lagoon, a swimmable Icelandic lake, I hardened myself for a polar bear dip.  I envisioned daredevil bathers darting through arctic air, sporting bikinis and speedos in lieu of parkas.  A character-building frigid dip would follow, … Continue reading

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Iceland Day 1 | Winter Has Come

By Perrin Our snowblond Icelandic flight attendant welcomes us to her country with a Reykjavik Excursions brochure. The front features an acid-green sky punctuated by jagged volcanic boulders and obscurred by fog.  A forboding coat advertisement reads, “This is Dyrafjordur.  The sea temperature … Continue reading

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Iceland Day 2 | Rugged

By Perrin The Golden Circle beckons Dave and me out of hibernation.  This circuit of landmarks encompasses Geysir zone, a geyser minefield the size of an airport; Gullfoss waterfall, a two-tiered glacial cataract and natural wonder; and Þingvelli national park, … Continue reading

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