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Our 19 passenger van pulling luggage
Bales of hay, covered with white plastic, dot the countryside
Fields of white cotton grass
Sheep grazing in grass
Glacial rivers run through the landscape
Fields of Lupine
Active Geothermal Area
Hot water from springs is piped to towns. 95% of houses in Iceland are heated by geothermal energy.
Carsons pose by hot springs
Road through countryside
Hraunfossar Waterfalls
Water from the glacier fields seeps out of old lava and flows into the glacier river below.To see a short video of the falls, click here.
View of waterfalls from trail
Water rushing through lava forms arches
Wildflowers around waterfalls
Old church at historic Settlement Site
Interior of old church. It is still used today and is typical of the over 200 Lutheran country churches found all over Iceland.
New church built in 1950's at settlement site.
12th century spa from nearby hot springs. Door opens to tunnel that leads from basement of home of Snorri Sturluson, Iceland's most revered saga writers.
Statue of Snorri Sturluson.
Elf village on hillside. Many Icelanders still believe in their existance.
Helgafel Mountain. Considered to be a sacred hill. If you climb to the top without speaking, without looking back and face east when you get to the top, you will be granted 3 wishes.
At the top of Helgafel Mountain
View from top
Robin walking back down
Church at base of Helgafel Mountain was built in 1903.
Church in Stykkisholmur
We climbed up a hill by the harbor
Our group by the lighthouse at the top of the hill
Carsons along the harbor at Stykkisholmur

Wildflowers were in full bloom along our hikes

Field of Buttercups

Moss Campion
Water Avens
Nooka Lupine
Wild Pansy
Thrift and Moss Campion
Cotton Grass
Nooka Lupine

To learn more about our trip to Stykkisholmur, go to the Stykkisholmur Newsletter. To view the next photo gallery, go to Snaefellsnes Photo Gallery.

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