a journey to the land of fire and ice

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July 13, 2017: Reykjavík, Iceland from the Hallgrímskirkja observation deck.

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July 13, 2017: The interior of Harpa in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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July 14, 2017: Öxarárfoss in Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

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July 14, 2017: Bruárfoss in Brekkuskógur, Iceland.

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July 14, 2017: The Hvitá geothermal area near Reykjavík, Iceland.

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July 14, 2017: Gullfoss in southwest Iceland.

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July 14, 2017: The Kerið volcanic crater lake in southwest Iceland.

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July 15, 2017: Seljavallalaug, one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland.

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July 15, 2017: Skógafoss in Skógar, Iceland.

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July 15, 2017: ATV tracks across Reynisfjara near Vík, Iceland.

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July 15, 2017: Whale bones on Sólheimasandur near Vík, Iceland.

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July 15, 2017: An old DC-3 plane on Sólheimasandur near Vík, Iceland.

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July 15, 2017: A puffin nests on the Dyrhólaey cliffs near Vík, Iceland.

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July 15, 2017: The Reynisdrangar volcanic columns near Vík, Iceland.

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July 16, 2017: The Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in southeast Iceland.

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July 16, 2017: An Icelandic horse drive near Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland.

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July 16, 2017: The Skeiðará Bridge monument in southeast Iceland.

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July 16, 2017: Svartifoss in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland.

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July 16, 2017: Hoffellsjökull glacier lagoon near Hoffell, Iceland.

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July 17, 2017: Icelandic horses in southeast Iceland.

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July 17, 2017: Dettifoss in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland.

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July 17, 2017: Selfoss in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland.

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July 17, 2017: Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland.

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July 17, 2017: The Hverir geothermal area at Námafjall, Iceland.

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July 17, 2017: A boy plays in the steam from a fumarole at Námafjall, Iceland.

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July 17, 2017: The Dimmuborgir lava fields near Lake Mývatn, Iceland.

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July 18, 2017: A humpback whale dives in Eyjafjörður near Akureyri, Iceland.

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July 18, 2017: An Icelander watches whales in Eyjafjörður near Akureyri, Iceland.

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July 18, 2017: A fulmar searches for fish in Eyjafjörður near Akureyri, Iceland.

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July 18, 2017: Goðafoss in northern Iceland.

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July 19, 2017: A life-size troll figure near The Viking store in Akureyri, Iceland.

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July 19, 2017: The Glaumbær historic turf farmhouses in Glaumbær, Iceland.

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July 19, 2017: Kirkjufell mountain near Grundarfjörður, Iceland.

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July 19, 2017: Budakirkja at Búðir, Iceland.

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July 20, 2017: Hraunfossar in west Iceland.

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July 20, 2017: Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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July 20, 2017: A ram near Grindavík, Iceland.

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July 20, 2017: A shipwreck near Grindavík, Iceland.

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July 21, 2017: The Gunnuhver geothermal area near Grindavík, Iceland.

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July 21, 2017: A lupine near Grindavík, Iceland.

Day 1:

Delta 4547 from Kansas City, Missouri to Minneapolis, Minnesota

Delta 260 from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Keflavík, Iceland

Day 2:

Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland

Skólavörðustígur street, the most beautiful street in Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja church

Harpa concert hall and conference center

Solfar Sun Voyager sculpture

Þúfa observation lookout

Food: Ostabúðin restaurant in Reykjavík, Iceland

Lodging: Lux Apart in Reykjavík, Iceland

Rental car: Blue Car Rental at Keflavík International Airport

Travel: 1332 kilometers or 828 miles counterclockwise on Route 1

Day 3:

Þórufoss waterfall

Öxarárfoss waterfall

Þingvellir National Park

Brúarfoss waterfall

Strokkur geysir

Gullfoss waterfall

Skáholt Cathedral

Kerið volcanic crater lake

Day 4:

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Seljavallalaug swimming pool

Skógafoss waterfall

ATV ride with Arcanum Glacier Tours in Vík, Iceland

Sólheimasandur DC-3 plane crash

Puffins nesting on the Dyrhólaey cliffs near Vík, Iceland

Reynisdrangar volcanic columns and Halsanefshellir Cave near Vík, Iceland

Food: Suður-Vík restaurant in Vík, Iceland

Lodging: Icelandair Hotel Vík in Vík, Iceland

Day 5:

Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon

Foss á Síðu waterfall

The Skeiðará Bridge monument

Svartifoss waterfall

Hoffellsjökull glacier lagoon

Food: Hafnarbudin restaurant in Höfn, Iceland

Lodging: Fosshótel Vatnajökull in Höfn, Iceland

Day 6:

Egilsstaðir

Dettifoss waterfall

Selfoss waterfall

Vatnajökull National Park

The Hverir geothermal area at Námafjall, Iceland

Dimmuborgir lava fields

Food: Café Nielsen in Egilsstaðir, Iceland

Lodging: Center Apartment Hotel in Akureyri, Iceland

Day 7:

Ambassador Whale Watching tour in Akureyri, Iceland

Goðafoss waterfall

Food: Akureyri Fish and Chips

Day 8:

Glaumbær historic turf farmhouses

Hvítserkur troll rock formation

Kirkjufell mountain

Budakirkja church

Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls

Food: Bjargarsteinn in Grundarfjörður, Iceland

Lodging: Hraunsnef Country Hotel

Day 9:

Höfrungur shipwreck in Akranes, Iceland

Hópsnesviti lighthouse near Grindavík, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon

Food: Íslenski Barinn in Reykjavík, Iceland

Lodging: Bergas Guesthouse in Keflavík, Iceland

Day 10:

The Gunnuhver geothermal area

Reykjanesviti lighthouse

The Bridge Between Continents

Day 11:

Delta 261 from Keflavík, Iceland to Minneapolis, Minnesota

Delta 3345 from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Kansas City, Missouri

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