Iceland Photo Gallery - Weeks 13~14

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1 - Morning bus from
Hafnarfjörđur into Reykjavík
2 - Reykjavík Ráđhúsiđ (City Hall)
  set astride Tjörnin City Lake
3 - Topographical relief model
 of Iceland showing Hornstrandir
4 - Feeding the ducks
on Reykjavík's Tjörnin (City Lake)

5 - Rear façade of Parliament
 House from Alţing gardens
6 - Whaling ships moored at
 Reykjavík's Old Harbour
7 - Icelandic coast-guard boat and
Harpa Opera House at Old Harbour
8 - Harpa Opera House dominating
    Reykjavík's harbour sky-line

 
9 - Tower of hilltop Hallgrímskirkja
 Church dominating city sky-line
10 - Alţingishúsiđ, home of the
 Alţing (Icelandic Parliament)
11 - Plenary chamber of the
    Alţing (Icelandic Parliament)
12 - Guđbrandur's 1584
translation of Bible into Icelandic

 
13 - View from University of hill-
 top Hallgrímskirkja church
14 - Nordic House, designed by
 Finnish architect Alvar Aalto
15 - Bessastađir, the Icelandic
 Presidential official residence
16 - Solfatara at Hellisheiđi against
 backdrop of Svinahraun & Ring Road

 
17 - Coastal plain, Hveragerđi, Ingólfsfjall, and Westman Islands 18 - Steaming fumaroles at
   upper Reykjadalur solfataras
19 - Boiling pool at Reykjadalur
solfatara in Hengill geothermal zone
20 - Distant Ţingvallavatn lake from
Kýrdalshryggur ridge above Nesjavellir

 
21 - Peaceful valley on northern
slopes of Hengill above Dyrafjöll Pass
22 - Meadow Pipit at
  Flói Wetlands Bird Reserve
23 - Wheatear at
  Flói Wetlands Bird Reserve
24 - Panoramic view across
  Ţingvellir rift valley depression

 
25 - Ţingvellir National Park
 Nyrđri-Leirar campsite
26 - Dramatically flaring sunset
 at Ţingvellir
27 - Northward extension of
Almannagjá rift gorge at Ţingvellir
28 - Stekkjatgjá Gorge sloping up
 to brim of Kerlingarhraun lava field

 
29 - Stratified basalt walls
  of Almannagjá fissure
30 - Looking along Almannagjá
 fissure showing scale of rift chasm
31 - Öxarárfoss dropping into
Almannagjá from lava field brink
32 - Öxará River flowing along length
 of Almannagjá gorge

 
33 - Öxará river emerging from
   Almannagjá gorge
34 - Lög Berg (Law Rock) looking
    up towards Almannagjá
35 - Öxará River meandering
towards outflow into Ţingvallavatn
36 - Slab of Pahoe-hoe lava flow
 uplifted by tectonic forces

 
37 - 1859 Ţingvellir Church on site
   of original built 1000 AD
38 - Flossagjá fissure at Ţingvellir
    
flooded by spring water
39 - Sleđaásgjá fissure-fault ripped
apart by tectonic plate movement
40 - Sleđaásgjá fissure ripped apart
 across Sleđaáshraun lava field

 
41 - Boiling pool at Geysir 42 - Strokkur geysir in quiescent
     state between eruptions
43 - Initial swelling of surface
bubble prefacing Strokkur eruption
44 - Strokkur initial bubble bursting
   with next eruption

 
45 - Strokkur's 40m high eruption 46 - Post-eruption collapsing
shower of boiling spray and steam
47 - Dissipating steam following Strokkur eruption 48 - Post-eruption water draining
back re-filling the vent channel

 
49 - Twin boiling pools of Blesi as
foreground to Strokkur's eruption
50 - Basin of the original Great
   Geysir, now standing dormant
51 - Our 1972 camp at Geysir 52 - Double waterfalls of Gullfoss
    on the glacial river Hvítá

 
53 - River Hvíta grey with glacial sediment dropping over Gullfoss 54 - Gullfoss lower falls plunging
  into the narrow basalt gorge
55 - Rainbow over Gullfoss and canyon of the Hvítá river 56 - Interior of Cathedral Church
 at ecclesiastical centre of Skálholt
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