Iceland Photo Tour - Sunday July 7th, 2013

July 07, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Today’s blog actually starts off with a few images from last night down by the harbour in Reykjavik.  After our welcome dinner a few of us went for a short walk and ended up at the Harpa Concert Hall.  So we started off todays blog with those images as we had to share how bright it was at 10:15 p.m. last night.

This morning we visited Thingviller and Geyser.  Taking time to hike through the divide of the continental plates and enjoy the photo opportunities of this region.  Then we took the approximate one hour drive into the mountain region to visit Geyser.  As always every four to five minutes we were treated to water eruptions.

After lunch we visited Gullfoss and Fauxfoss, then finished todays trek in Sulfoss.  One enjoyed some social time this evening and a great dinner.  Tomorrow we will begin two days traveling along the south coast and black basalt beaches.

Enjoy tonights selection of images.

10:30 p.m. last night at Reykjavik harbour, notice Harpa Concert Hall in the background.

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A fun bicycle shot ... just for you Claudia!!

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Reykjavik skyline from the harbour.  Beautiful mix of cloud and light at this time of night.

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Inside the Harpa.

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An art exhibit inside the Harpa, great evening light adds to the pic.

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Playing with shadows, looking towards the roof.

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Thingviller from the upper observation level.

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Dean trying some reflection shots at Thingviller.

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Some of the water filled regions of Thingviller, this is an excellent and popular place to scuba dive between the tectonic plates.

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Geyser

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Whoops ... not a good place to stand after an eruption.

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Just as the water starts to head skyward.

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Even higher ....

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Gullfoss Waterfalls from one of the observation points.

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Another view of Gullfoss, so amazing to see the large amount of flowing water.

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Fauxfoss, also made for a great photo stop. Thanks Oli.

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Imagine this scene in your backyard ...

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A B&W of the suspension bridge in Sulfoss around 9:30 p.m. this evening.

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Good night rom Sulfoss.  Tomorrow the south coast and a few more waterfalls, including one location were you can walk behind the falls.

Goda nott (Icelandic for Good Night) from Iceland.



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Posted by Mary Lynn on
Stunningly beautiful. I had no idea. Bev, you were so right.
Posted by Claudia Viani on
Breathtaking! Wish I was there, and thank you for the bike shot...will add that to my wall collection :)
Posted by Kelly Foster on
I had no idea how beautiful of a country Iceland was. So green. Beautiful photos keep them coming, I feel like I'm there with you.

Kelly.
Posted by Robert Brazeau on
Yes, the Gullfoss falls were quite impressive but we were there last Halloween and we had 100Km/hr winds and not as beautiful and green as your pics .... much more raw to say the least. I have the falls as my profile pic on Facebook. Would love to go back and explore much more of Iceland especially the East, West and Norther parts. Lovely place !!
Posted by Jerry on
What a trip you folks are having, very exciting photographs to be sure. The weather on day 3 sure yields a different perspective to the images that are being recorded and ads much mood to those at the falls. Have a continuing great trip and keep the photographs and the blog information coming.
Jerry
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