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I traveled to Iceland in 2006.

Iceland 03 07 Reykjavik View From Hallgrimskirkja Down Skolavordustigur Street The view from the top of the Hallgrimskirkja tower is spectacular, looking down Skólavörðustígur to the harbour, with the statue of Lief Ericsson in the foreground.

Iceland 03 07 Reykjavik View From Hallgrimskirkja Down Skolavordustigur Street

Iceland 03 03 Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Front with Leifur Eriksson statue In front of Hallgrimskirkja is a statue of Leifur Eriksson, the Viking explorer who first discovered North America. He is shown standing at the prow of a Viking longboat. USA presented the statue to Iceland in 1930. On the statue it says: LEIFR  EIRICSSON  SON OF ICELAND  DISCOVERER OF  VINLAND  THE  UNITED STATES  OF AMERICA TO  THE PEOPLE  OF ICELAND  ON THE ONE  THOUSANDTH  ANNIVERSARY  OF THE ALTHING  A.D. 1930

Iceland 03 03 Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Front with Leifur Eriksson statue

Iceland 02 03 Reykjavik Sculpture Solfar Viking Ship Jon Gunnar Arnason’s striking sculpture Solfar (Sun-Craft, 1986), a sleek contemporary portrayal of a Viking-age ship made of shiny silver steel, is beautifully situated next to the water.

Iceland 02 03 Reykjavik Sculpture Solfar Viking Ship

Iceland 04 05 Geysir Strokkur Geyser With Bjarnfell Behind The Strokkur spouts again, with the small hill Bjarnfell behind.

Iceland 04 05 Geysir Strokkur Geyser With Bjarnfell Behind

Iceland 04 07 Geysir Hot Springs Blesi Blue Pool Blesi is a beautiful blue pool painted by algae and mineral deposits.

Iceland 04 07 Geysir Hot Springs Blesi Blue Pool

Iceland 04 09 Gullfoss Full View On the river Hvita, Gullfoss is Iceland’s most famous waterfall, tumbling in a pair of broad cataracts, the first 10m in full view, then the river bends a sharp 90 degrees and falls a further 20m into the gorge’s spray-filled shadow.

Iceland 04 09 Gullfoss Full View

Iceland 05 13 Landmannalaugar Barmur Rhyolite Ridge Landmannalaugar’s colourful mountains are due to centuries of volcanic activity in the area. Barmur is the rhyolite ridge across from the hut.

Iceland 05 13 Landmannalaugar Barmur Rhyolite Ridge

Iceland 07 10 Near Myvatn Leirhnjukur Here’s yet another view of the colourful deposits at Leirhnjúkur crater.

Iceland 07 10 Near Myvatn Leirhnjukur

Iceland 10 02 Jokulsarlon Closer View The 200m-deep Jökulsárlón (Glacial River Lagoon) lagoon is crammed with beautiful floating luminous blue icebergs calved from the glacier Breidamerkurjokull. The lagoon has a small river mouth flowing into the nearby ocean.

Iceland 10 02 Jokulsarlon Closer View

Iceland 10 11 Kviarjokull Close Up With Hvannadalshnukur Kviarjokull falls from Öræfajökull with the tallest point in Iceland above. An official measurement of Hvannadalshnúkur completed in August 2005 established its height as 2,109.6 m (previously set as 2,119 m).

Iceland 10 11 Kviarjokull Close Up With Hvannadalshnukur

Iceland 12 05 Skaftafell Skaftafellsjokull Looking North From Sjónarnipa at the top of Skaftafellsheidi, we had a great view looking north up the Skaftafellsjökull towards Öræfajökull.

Iceland 12 05 Skaftafell Skaftafellsjokull Looking North

Iceland 12 08 Skaftafell Hvannadalshnukur Öræfajökull, the southernmost spur of Vatnajökull, forms a separate icecap over the immense Öræfi caldera. The nunatak (mountain peak) protruding from above Öræfi’s crater rim is known as Hvannadalshnúkur, which at 2110m is the highest point in Iceland. From Sjónarnipa it took 50 minutes to walk back to the Skatafell visitor centre.

Iceland 12 08 Skaftafell Hvannadalshnukur