I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...... - Reykjavík, Iceland (christmas in reykjavik)
Rekjavik trip on 20 Dec 10
A TripAdvisor™ TripWow video of a travel blog to Reykjavik, Iceland by TravelPod blogger Shmikes. See this TripWow and more at tripwow.tripadvisor.com I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...... "What do you do when lost in an Icelandic forest? Stand up! Have you seen Schindler's list? The entire film is black + white, except for a brief moment of color where a small girl in red coat walks through. This is Iceland in the winter. Snow over the ground, black volcanic landscape breaking though and clouds that stretch off to the horizon. Its very hard to distuish where the horizon is. Then there is the flash ofcolor amongst the grey. Brightly painted buildings that leap out and assault your retinas. At night the lights come on everywhere. Even the gravestones are wired up! Ancestry is important in Iceland, much kudos can be gained if you can trace your ancestry back to the first landing of the Ingolfur. The 'Sagas' of Icelandic history and geneology are maintained on ancient vellum parchment in the national museum and worth a look. The Golden Circle is the regular tousist track. En-route a thermal oasis offers respite from the cold and there is convenient souvenier shop if you want to start spending. After that the real tour begins. The Gullfoss waterfall was a bit tricky to photograph. It's very difficult to get a focus when everything is just varying depths of white from sky to ground! I've learnt to keep my batteries tucked away nice and warm to keep them running, but my...
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