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Destination: Iceland

Official Name: Iceland Established: 930 (Icelandic Commonwealth), 1262 (Union with Norway), January 1874 (Limited Home Rule), 17 June 1944 (Republic)                Population: 364,134 (2020 estimate) Religion: 63.5% Church of Iceland, 7.6% Protestant, 4% Roman Catholic, 21.5% No religion Language(s): Icelandic Capital: … Continue reading

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World Trip 2012-13: Day 23 – Reykjavik to London, England

Friday 19 October 2012 Highlights: Hilton Room upgrade, West End Show – ‘Yes Prime Minister’ Early start to the day getting up at 4 am for my 4.30 am transfer to the airport. The hotel opened up their dining room … Continue reading

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World Trip 2012-13: Day 22 – Reykjavik, Iceland

Thursday 18 October 2012. Highlights: Walking on the Langjökull glacier, The rugged Iceland countryside, visiting Þingvellir National Park, lava fields, the waterfalls at Barnafoss, the worlds largest hot spring. The second best day of the trip so far, only just behind … Continue reading

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World Trip 2012-13: Day 21 – Reykjavik, Iceland

Wednesday 17 October 2012 Highlights: ATV riding on the Reykjanes peninsula, Swimming at the Blue Lagoon. Thermals was the name of the game today, both internal (underwear) and external (geothermal). My Antarctica gear was pulled out for the first time … Continue reading

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World Trip 2012-13: Day 20 – Reykjavik, Iceland

Tuesday 16 October 2012 Highlights: Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral, Ásmundur Sveinsson’s Museum, the Northern Lights The second leg of the world trip really starts today. Surprisingly with only 6 hours sleep I woke up ready to go at 7 am. It must … Continue reading

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World Trip 2012-13: Day 18 and 19 – Bangkok to Reykjavik, Iceland

Sunday 14 October and Monday 15 October 2012 Highlights: Surviving 48 hours on the road, Airport Lounges, QANTAS business class fun and pyjamas A very long 2 days with 4 flights, 4 airlines, 5 countries and over 8,800 miles to … Continue reading

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