“Á Leiðinni Heim” (Thjorsadalur and Southwestern Iceland – July 8, 2007 to July 9, 2007)

Julie and I thought he wanted to talk to us because he might have been the parking enforcement guy. After some futile attempts at communication beyond a sentence or two, I eventually asked…

“Mired in the Sights of the South” (Southern Iceland – June 5, 2007 to June 7, 2007)

I was determined to try to see the falls past the short narrow slot canyon with boulders wedged above. So I took off my socks, wore my chacos, and started wading…

“Jökuls and Sandurs” (Southern Iceland – June 2, 2007 to June 4, 2007)

By this time, passengers from both buses were watching like paying spectators. Our driver tried to help the other driver, who was a strikingly-dressed Madonna-lookalike female driver…

“Surprises Out East” (Egilsstadir, Seydisfjordur, and Eastern Iceland – June 30, 2007 to July 1, 2007)

…we went inside and checked out the displays. A guy eventually came out to us and guilted us into paying for museum admission, which we weren’t aware of until I noticed a sign…

“The Grand Canyon of the North” (Akureyri and Northern Iceland – June 27, 2007 to June 29, 2007)

In one stretch of road at Mývatn, we heard things hitting the windshield as if there was a gravel rain or something. It turned out that we had driven through a cloud of midges!

“Into The West” (Snaefellsnes and the Westfjords, Iceland – June 23, 2007 to June 26, 2007)

The receptionist was named Claus and he was an interesting guy in that he was German and it seemed that he was in the middle of learning Icelandic. Claus sensed that I was also…

“Three Days at the Smoking Bay” (Reykjavik and the Golden Circle, Iceland – June 20, 2007 to June 22, 2007)

…we walked around the center of town aimlessly looking for places to eat for dinner. We had to look long and hard because we struggled with sticker shock as every place offering…