Hallgrímskirkja, a Lutheran church in Reykjavik. We went up to the windows at the top to overlook the city.
One of the oldest buildings in Reykjavik town center, which means it was probably about 100 years old. There is very few buildings over 100 years because it was a small-scale agrarian economy.
3D map of Iceland in City Hall. It took 4 men 4 years to build this map.
Megan was able to connect with Rachel, her old yoga teacher from Portland. Rachel and her husband relocated to Iceland a year and a half ago.
One of the many steam vents we saw as we drove by.
Bananas have been grown in these greenhouses (they leave the lights on 24/7 in the winter), fully heated and powered by geothermal energy. it is the furthest north bananas have been grown, just shy of the Arctic Circle
Gullfoss Falls. We were told in spring floods, water can cover where the tourists are standing and fill the lower canyon.
Another waterfall with fish ladder on the left
How many wild geese can you spot? (We counted four.)
Thingvellier National Park. One of the cracks formed by the increasing rift between the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate
Thingvellir National Park. This is thought to be the site of the Parliament meeting that began in 930. They seemed to use the space between the cliffs to gather with one speaker at a time elevated on a rock outcrop.
Geysir, the original geyser, is so old it is now retired and just steams. It does not please the tourists they way it used to.
View of the Glacier Langjökull beyond the mountains and fading into the horizon
View from the airplane of Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier.