Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
If you enjoy the rugged outdoors, Iceland may be just the place for you as it is full of opportunity to explore the wonders of nature.
Not many blooming things are native, but here and there among the lava rocks, you find little flowers peeking out adding touches of color to the monochromatic landscape.
Trekking down a lava path, you are likely to encounter a waterfall crashing down exerting its power.
How different each one is ,
and if you don’t mind getting sprayed with icy water you may be able to explore a back side which is a totally magical experience.
There are glaciers, some of which you can actually walk on provided you have proper equipment to keep you from sliding all over the place.
Most are covered with volcanic ash giving them a very different appearance from ones you might see elsewhere.
In parts of Iceland, it is not unusual to see geysers, big and little,
that erupt far more frequently than Old Faithful in Yellowstone. There is no warning, just an explosive burst of hot water coming from deep within the earth.
Iceland is an island of still active volcanoes like this one hidden this day by clouds. It is the one that erupted three years ago causing havoc far beyond Iceland. Needless to say, the farmer who lives below this volcano hopes it stays dormant for quite some time!
Volcanic rocks like rough hewn sculptures act as sentinels and provide challenging climbs for the daring. The trekking is one thing, but I’ll watch the climbers!
Iceland is, indeed, a land of rugged natural wonder.
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