This is my Grandfather James “RIP” Wilson in Iceland during WWII. I’m not sure exactly where he was stationed, however I do know he was a radio operator for the U.S. Army. This could be possibly near what is now Keflavik Airport outside Reykjavik.
Reykjavík on Flickr.
Skúli Magnússon (12. desember 1711 – 9. nóvember 1794), oft kallaður Skúli fógeti, var landfógeti Íslands og einn helsti drifkrafturinn á bak við stofnun Innréttinganna. Skúli hefur stundum verið nefndur faðir Reykjavíkur. Hann var einn helsti boðberi upplýsingarinnar á Íslandi.
Our first stop after landing in Iceland was at the Blue Lagoon. If we had known this tour existed, we would have made sure to do it. The Svartsengi power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, and is the source for the famed geothermal spa.
Skogafoss on Flickr.
Our friend Jon, who we had drinks with on our last night in Iceland, is a travel writer (among other things…) His blog, “Stuck in Iceland” was very helpful when we were preparing for the trip. We stopped at Skogafoss…and didn’t hike Fimmvörðuháls. But, we did climb the seemingly endless stairs next to the falls to its head… Jon’s post on the hike in less than favorable weather is quite a good read.
This is the glacier William and I climbed while in Iceland in September. Solheimajokull is massive, however this video shows how quickly it’s melting. Our guide pointed out the mountain this camera is on…he said “my office is disappearing every day.” If this video is any evidence, he’s right.
Love in Iceland…
We’re now about 2 weeks out from our return from Iceland, and it’s still sinking in how amazing the trip was. This blog from the NYT’s really captures what the country is all about, and confirms everything we saw. We’re already planning our next trip and will never forget our breathtaking adventure through the country of fire and ice.