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Welcome!

My name is Ingrid Galadriel and this is a blog about my adventures in history, crafting, farm life and nature. I am passionate about preservation, cultural history and the Viking age. When I'm not doing farm life activities I'm a project manager in Hands on History.

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Iceland

Five days and three nights in Iceland. Plenty of time to hike and explore. 

Roaming Iceland with my best friend - could it possibly get better? 

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We spent our first night in Reykjavík.

This is where over half of the Icelandic population reside.

It has a few very good restaurants and bars.  

The name Reykjavík means "smokey bay". It is said that the city got its name from the first settler who saw smoke rising nearby. 

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Then we set of to explore. 

Magnus loves running uphill and he loves jumping around in terrain....

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I prefer walking slowly (using my powerful thighs) and then relaxing. 

I broke my tale bone three weeks ago so I'm not as comfortable as I may look... 

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We went a little of track and a little on track. 

Iceland is a newborn land. The landscape is a baby. The ground has not yet settled in.

The landscape hasn't "found itself". 

It takes a very long time for any vegetation to grow.

The moss is fragile.

Going on track is a nice thing to do to a baby. 

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We later visited Arnarstapi - on the north-vest coast. 

This was the view from our cabin when we woke up in the morning. 

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Making our way down again to Reykjavík we stopped at Þingvellir nasjonalpark (Tingvalla).  

This is thought to be the place where Icelanders held their first ting. 

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The sauna season in Norway has come to an end, so we decided to give the sauna one last go. 

Sauna and out door pool in Iceland is strongly recommended. 

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And of course, since we are Magnus and Ingrid we goofed around quite a lot. 

We had two different role plays going on:

One where we were two middle aged women on a trip with their colleagues from the Municipality and one where we were working for the Norwegian Tourist Industry. 

Thank you Iceland. 

Thank you Magnus. 

I will be back. 


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