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. ğ 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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October 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm
Again Len, very nice pictures !
I can easily imagine Vickings time living in these landscapes!
October 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm
Apparently, they did DNA analysis on men and women in Iceland. The male DNA is mainly from Norway, Denmark … the original home of the Vikings. But the women had only half from the Scandinavia and the other half from England and Ireland, which was where the Viking explorers stole most of their women. Interesting, eh?
October 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm
great pics Len!
October 27, 2017 at 7:25 pm
Glad you liked, Brenda. Anything like when you were there?