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Hot and cold water.

My last day in Iceland started in the dark again at the lovely little hostel in Vik. I headed down to the shore for a quick look around as it started to get light, and then headed onward, pausing to take a quick photo of the lookout point where I had watched the Northern Lights, […]

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Goal 69 lights up the sky (dimly!)

After my iceberg trip I stopped at the tiny little town of Vik, about halfway back to Reykjavik, and almost at the southern-most point of Iceland. At the youth hostel there I was the only guest for the night – it is very quiet here in the winter. After checking in I asked the German […]

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Goal 68 – Iceberg adventure.

Car hire in Iceland seems outrageously expensive, and for a while I was trying to co-ordinate a trip with a couple of other fellow couchsurfers, sharing car and fuel costs, but one person changed their mind, and another never made it to Iceland at all, as her flight was cancelled. So it was back to […]

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Reykjavik nights.

I have done a bit more exploring in the short daylight hours, and Magnus took me to Perlan, a very unusual building high on a hill, with a great outlook over the city. Later in the afternoon we drove out of the city to the lighthouse at the end of the rocky headland. It still […]

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Icelandic introduction.

I flew into Reykjavik and took the bus into the city. Already things seemed to be living up to the Icelandic reputation of being expensive – or maybe I have just been in Asia too long, where everything is so cheap. In Kuala Lumpur the hour-long coach journey from airport to city centre costs around […]

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