Lockdown Armchair Travel – Iceland in 1998

I is for Iceland – not the supermarket but that frozen little island to the north of the nearest Viking. We went there for a week in March/April 1998, during which time the day temperature warmed up from -4 to +3 degrees. Positively balmy!

So what do you think of, when you think of Iceland? Mainly – ice!

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I took lots of photos on this holiday but for some reason can only find a few – and I’m not sure where most of them were taken. I know there’s the amazing place in the centre of the island where the tectonic plates meet – and all the steam rises out of the centre of the earth!

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The very bold and daring might creep right up to the edge and look down!

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Not that far from the capital Rejkjavik you can find the Þingvellir National Park

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It’s an extraordinary landscape

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Our hotel was the Saga and was just on the outskirts of Rejkjavik, which gave a very picturesque view of the city as you walked in.

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The big pond was frozen when we arrived, but had turned into water by the time we left!

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Plenty of opportunities for some quirky photos

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And the locals were very friendly

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Sorry not to be able to show you more of the sights, but this is a little taster if you fancy going, or a small souvenir if you’ve already been! Tomorrow it’s back to the theatre memories, and some shows I saw between July and September 1979. Stay safe!

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