The Anonymous Widower

Fish Market Restaurant, Reykjavik

I went here for dinner, as I really didn’t think I could stand the hotel food.

They had a gluten-free menu and I had some excellent lamb.

But why was it served on a plate like a piece of guttering?

Incidentally, the restaurant had whale on the gluten-free menu. I didn’t partake!

One thing that can be said for Rejkjavik is that there is no problem finding a restaurant if you’re coeliac

July 14, 2014 Posted by | Food | , , | Leave a comment

Crazy Hot Water Pipes

On the way back to Reykjavik, the road was lined with these large pipes for quite a way.

They carry the hot water that is used to heat the city from the various geothermal sources.

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Gulfoss

Gulfoss is an impressive waterfall in Iceland.

It is a very popular tourist in the country.

I also took this video.

The trip wasn’t spoilt by the rain for me, but others might have been a bit miffed.

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On The Langjökull Glacier

These pictures were taken on the Langjökull glacier.

It’s one of those places, where you probably need to have a guide.

Note the cracks across the ice. The surface was what we would call a bit slushy and some of the ice was black, as it was covered in volcanic ash.

Although there were lots of parked snowmobiles, we didn’t actually see one being used.

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The Geysers of Iceland

I took these pictures when we visited the geysers at Geyser.

Be patient with the Strokkur geyser and wait to see it erupt.

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Where Europe And America Divide

I hadn’t expected this area at all. It’s a rift valley, where the American and the European plates are dividing.

The lake is called Þingvallavatn and there is a description of the area here.

In the middle of it all, is the place where the Icelandic parliament; the Althing, was founded in 930. For this reason and also because of the geological significance, the whole are of Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It’s also an area where some of Game of Thrones is shot.

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