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Iceland – Cool Reykjavik, billowing geysers and thunderous waterfalls

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Chill’in in the trendy capital of Iceland is for us an oxymoron, below normal temperatures and steaming hot springs in this country of mega geothermal activity. Reykjavik shops have plenty of Icelandic wool in every form, enticing souvenirs, restaurants serving world cuisines and local favourites, such as traditional “meat soup”. We find truth in the saying “Iceland runs on coffee” with our thrice-daily stops for flavourful cups of java. Rick’s camera clicks the most photographed sites. Our Iceland Pix Hallgrímskirkja is the gigantic concrete church dominating the city’s skyline. In the stark cavernous interior, we are enthralled by the melodic strains of hymns flooding the airwaves from its 15m high organ possessing 5000 pipes. Out front of the church is a statue of the famous Viking, Leif Eriksson (spelled Leifr in Old Norse). According to Icelandic saga, Leif was born in Iceland around 970. His father Erik the Red, an…

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