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Iceland’s Geysers Smell Like Rotten Eggs

I inhaled a cheeseburger while watching Iceland’s most famous geysers, Geysir and Strokkur, erupt with the smell of rotten eggs. No shame.

 

Geysir

 

Iceland’s most famous geysers, Geysir and Strokkur, are located in the Haukadalur valley. Along with hot springs, these geysers were created after an earthquake in 1294 during an eruption from Mount Hekla. About thirty smaller geysers and hot pools are also found in this area, including one called Litli Geysir which erupts every half an hour.

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Thingvellir National Park: A Winter Wonderland in Iceland

Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site. You can see the split between North America and Eurasia. It’s Pangea in action!

 

Thingvellir National Park

Thanks to global warming, Reykjavik didn’t get much snow this year. Luckily, the universe must have been on my side because Mother Nature dropped a ton of snow right before I arrived to Iceland. If it wasn’t for this storm, my trip to Thingvellir National Park would not have been such a winter wonderland.

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Reykjavik, Iceland: A Drowsy Self-Guided City Tour

Local tours in Reykjavik are available, but I did a self-guided city tour instead and I’m glad I did because jet lag and sleep deprivation got the best of me.

 

Hallgrímskirkja church

As usual, I was a bit ambitious with my itinerary for Iceland. Four days and three nights was not enough to see all the things I wanted to see in Reykjavik. If I were to do it again, I’d stay an extra day or two. The power of jet lag and sleep deprivation really took a toll on me. It probably would not have been as bad if it weren’t for the Chatty Cathys on the flight who would not stop talking. Who yaps for 5 straight hours?!

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