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Visit to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

On the morning of August 6th on our trip to Iceland was a visit to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. I was feeling a bit under the weather so elected to not go because it involved a long bus trip among other things. Robert rsc went and took pictures.

The boat docked in the harbor of Djúpivogur, a village on the southeast coast of Iceland. While Robert was off on the tour I did go into town and among other thiogs saw lots of old stuff in a museum.

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
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Seyðisfjörður

On August 5th we docked in Seyðisfjörður, a port on the east side of Iceland. The first things we did was to walk through the town to the Blue Church where we were entertained by a couple of musicians.

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Seyðisfjörður

And a video:
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Goddafoss Falls

The last place we visited from Húsavík in Iceland on August 4 was Goddafoss Falls; quite a spectacular spot. For the rest of the day we stayed on the boat and attended several interesting lectures about Iceland and the Arctic from the guides.








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Húsavík Namaskard

Early in the morning of August 4th we arrived at Húsavík where we went by bus to several spots. Húsavík is a large town at the northeastern edge of Iceland. Supposedly a Swedish explorer, Gardar Svavarrsson, spent the winter there in 870 along with severla other people - although he might have been the first settler he didn't get credit for that.

The first place we went to was Namaskard which has many sulfurous springs and steam springs. The fumes make it impossible for anything to grow there so the spot is barren.



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Húsavík  Namaskard

And a video of the bubbling spring: