It has been a long time since my last post, I hope you have not forgotten about me ;)
I had the opportunity recently to travel to Iceland! Wow what a fascinating country. Here some cool facts
1. Iceland was settled by Vikings from Norway sometime in the 800s.
2. Iceland is home to the very first parliament grounds in Europe (in the year 930 AD)
3. The “geographical significance” part of Þingvellir being dubbed a UNESCO site is due to the fact
that this is one of only TWO places in the entire world where you can see two of the earth's
tectonic plates meeting above the earth's surface (the other is in Africa).
4. There are more than 125 volcanic mountains in the country.
5. While very close to Danish and Norwegian, the Icelandic language remains totally unique.
6. The majority of present-day Icelanders (more than 50%, I was told) believe in the existence of
fantastical beings such as elves and trolls.
I have been to the bridge between two continents. The two sides are marked: ″Welcome to America″ and
″Welcome to Europe″. Wow, where else can you walk across in a few steps from Europe to America?
We also stopped by the Valahnúkur cliff and the nearby shoreline is the south west of Iceland and the
Gullfoss waterfall. The Gullfoss is where the wide Ölfusá river rushes southward and flows down into a
wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages into a crevice 32 metres deep. It is as if the river just disappeared.
I might have also seen a group of elves dancing in the grass. Check out some beautiful scenery pictures