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To: Tampa Caver; Hegemony Cricket; cripplecreek
For those interested (I could be, but family commitments would totally prevent me from going) the page below shows the area with Skogafoss. You could also see Hekla, Laki (source of the Laki fissure eruption) and two ice caps, including the biggest, Vatnajokull. You can camp, and there are huts in a lot of places. The linked pages describe some.

A dream vacation, but my wife would insist on Hawaii first.

Iceland (South)

There is ferry access to Vestmanneyjar (sp?), home of Eldfell volcano (the one that almost plugged the harbor when it erupted on the city limits) and Surtsey from Thorlakshofn, which is west of the map boundaries. It's a 3-hour ride; I found some pictures of the trip via Google, pretty spectacular if the weather is good.

7 posted on 07/05/2006 2:11:36 PM PDT by cogitator
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I've already got my "Learn Icelandic" CD. Give me six months and we are a go. We could go to Hawaii for the lava tubes first. The cost of airfare are about the same I think.
My hubby wouldn't care which one as he prefers Volcan Arenal in Costa Rica.


8 posted on 07/05/2006 3:17:40 PM PDT by Tampa Caver
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Hawaii is "ice"land.


9 posted on 07/05/2006 3:30:39 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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