Thursday, March 17, 2011

Akureyri, Iceland

I really shouldn't be partial. I am very fond of the entire country of Iceland, but yes, I am partial to Akureyri. It is the 2nd largest city in all of Iceland. This is the Ocean Princess at the Icelandic port which is just a few short miles from the Arctic Circle. In future postings I will introduce you to a few of my favorite Akureyri things. Meanwhile, click on the video on the right sidebar about this city. It was filmed by someone on the Dawn Princess and includes unusual sightings of whales in the harbor.

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We weren't the only ship in the harbor. Akureyri is very popular with visiting cruise ships. Click here to see which cruise ships will be visiting this port this year.
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Mein Schiff really gets around. This former MV Galaxy of Celebrity Cruise Lines has been seen in other places. See it on Paulo Camacho's blog.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pride of Isafjordur

We had an opportunity to visit the forest in Isafjordur. This was no small project. If you are interested in reforestation in Iceland, please click here.

We all drank from the clear waters of the stream cascading down the mountain.

A closer view of the Forest.

This is the winter ski complex. I understand they have to move it from time to time, due to avalanche activity.

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All of this vegetation is very exciting in Iceland.