Check outIceland tour
Check outIceland tour
Last edited by ameerat42; 03-07-2015 at 9:34am.
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Iceland appeals enormously - always wanted to go there.
If my house wasn't subsiding I might even be able to pay to go.....
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Hoping to make this our next trip overseas.
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Iceland always looks spectacular. I'd love to get there one day.
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No, too cold for me and dont have that kind of energy anymore.. I reckon the younger Members would enjoy it though.
Always wanted to visit there, even before I knew about the aurora. Never happen now, as I don't expect to win Lotto anytime soon
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Yes it is on my travel list however my list is pretty long with many places taking precedence so I probably need to win lotto too
It's at the top of my bucket list
It certainly does .... and did! I went there a couple of years ago, and it was one of the most unusual places I've been (out of the 40 countries I've visited). Some interesting facts ....
A large proportion of Icelanders believe in elves, and they believe that they live in rock formations. There are roads there which go straight as a die until they get to rocks, and then they go around the rocks rather than removing them!
Their horses have an extra gait that other horses don't have - when you see someone on a trotting horse, they don't go up and down with the trot as you have to do with any other horse - they just sit there because of this extra gait. If a horse ever leaves Iceland, they're never allowed back because they're keeping the breed pure.
Iceland doesn't have any army, air-force etc and virtually no crime. It's a pretty nice place except it's a tad on the cold side. Here's a snap from there ......
--And it sounds like a Nice land to visit, Bob.
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* They trained astronauts there for moon landings because the environment is so alien in some parts.
* you can't become an Icelander unless you learn the language, and it's virtually an impossible language to learn
* you have to be careful where you walk because you can disappear into hidden volcanic lava tubes and never be seen again (it has happened)
* you can walk from one tectonic plate to another (which I did). Most tectonic plates meet underwater, but this one runs through Island.
on my bucket list but methinks I won`t get there......
Amazing place , amazing people and culture, if you make it there you'll want to go back
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I'd go there in a flash if there weren't so many other places to visit that were considerably cheaper.
[OT] (Hawaii is actually an intra-plate hot-spot/plume (?system). The plate boundary is to the N in Alaske, along the SW trending peninsula and island chain.) [/OT]
You made me check my facts and ... you are right. Hawaii is just a hotspot and only Iceland is a hotspot on a divergent plate boundary. I just assumed Hawaii was also on a boundary as I knew it was on a long undersea chain of volcanoes.
It's not just the cost, but the loooong plane trip that makes Iceland a less attractive option from Australia, especially if you're like me and prefer to go straight there rather than in stages. Took us over 30 hours.
Volcanoes are great, Bob, but generally for the younguns. There is one in Vanuatu, which is Yasur on the island of Tana, which is an easy walk from the carpark. That is quite active and well worth a visit. 30 hour journeys do take it out of you and it's only worthwhile for a reasonably long stay, particularly given the jetlag. I think a 4 week stay, at least, is required to make up for the travel.
The Hawaii ones weren't as spectacular, even though I wandered quite a way past the signs that said "Pass here and you die" (or words to that effect).
Might look at going to Vanuatu some time - my horizons are shrinking these days due to health issues, but I haven't finished traveling just yet.