Iceland is a very high-tech country, especially in computer software and geothermal power generation. But it seems to me that the biggest industry is tourist excursions. I thought it would be pretty quiet in mid-October, but there were hundreds of tourists getting onto excursion buses every morning, us included.

You may be wondering why the feature image at the top of the page is a horse. Well, there are many horses in Iceland, mostly used for pleasure riding, but I saw them on the menu. 🙁 There are also 1/2 million sheep running free-range (only 334,000 people on the island). The sheep are only brought in for the winter.

We went on excursions every day, including several waterfalls, a glacier, the lava tunnel, and the Secret Lagoon hot springs. The landscape in Iceland is beautiful and spectacular. Here are my favourites… enjoy.

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Surreal landscape just outside of Reykjavik

Church at the original National Parliament buildings

The national parliament buildings from the year 930 to 1798

16 meter geyser

The ubiquitous selfie group.

A larger selfie group

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall

Secret Lagoon hot spring

Secret Lagoon hot spring

The lava tunnel

The lava tunnel

Roads are very good in Iceland

Myrdalsjokull glacier … Can you say that?

Myrdalsjokull glacier

The black beach at Vik on the south shore of Iceland

The black beach at Vik

The black beach at Vik

Another black beach

Cave at the black beach

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