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Live From Iceland!

Saturday, June 18 update: Into the Glacier

Today we headed into a glacier, with the aptly named Into the Glacier. This attraction just opened up a year ago, in June of 2015. As far as I can tell, a bunch of smart and motivated people decided to drill / mine a tunnel into a glacier, and then take tourists there. But because the ice is always shifting, and more snow is always falling, eventually the caves will collapse. So in … 10 years? … Into the Glacier will no longer exist.

Into the Glacier isn’t really close to anything. It’s a 2 hour drive from Reykjavik, and it seems to be a 2 hour drive from just about anywhere. You have the option to drive all the way to their office, called Klaki Base Camp, or take a shuttle for the last 20 minutes of the ride (for an extra 2000 krona per adult). Why take the shuttle? Here’s what the company says about the roads: Read more

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Sunday, June 5 update

A very small subset of us decided to try to hike to Hengifoss today. (Foss … waterfall!) Tripadvisor reviews say things like “Beautiful but hard” and “no pain, no gain.”

Maybe a third of the way up, you get to Litlanesfoss, which is nice enough to be a good stopping point if the little legs (or any of the legs) in your group have had enough walking uphill:

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