i've always been fascinated by iceland. it's such a weird and cool geological place; it has volcanoes *and* glaciers! in 1996 we got to spend thanksgiving weekend in iceland, which was really excellent. we stayed in reykjavik, took some nice day tours, checked out the kringlan mall, and ate a huge and delicious thanksgiving dinner with lots of herring and salmon and even reindeer! icelandair often has some really reasonable fares (esp. from the east coast) so you should check it out if you're interested in going to iceland!
here are some images from the trip!
this is a small bubbling geysir! iceland has lots of geothermal activity, and most of the houses are geothermally heated.
this is the tip of a glacier that we drove right up to. this was by far the neatest thing on the whole trip.<
i thought that this seaweed on the beach looked really neat, kind of alien.
mmm, technology. i love antennas.
this is the do not disturb sign from the hotel. seems so strident, doesn't it?
this is a (presumably) french fry container i found in reykjavik. cool name for a restaurant: aktu baktu! great colors too.
this is the wrapper for licorice. i just love the name!
again, what a great name for candy! this one tasted pretty good too (i think it was chocolate and caramel).
this one was mint-flavored chocolate -- nizza indeed!
this is one of my favorite names -- pipp! this was mint-filled chocolate (mmm...)
and, for the violence-prone, we have smakk! which i am remembering as nestle crunch-like.
hope you enjoyed these!
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