Here I am at Þingvellir National Park. This area is located in a rift valley created by the drifting apart of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. These plates are moving apart at a rate of 0.8 inches annually.
Now I’m at Skógafoss – a beautiful waterfall! According to legend, the first Viking settler buried a treasure chest in a cave behind this waterfall. Supposedly some locals were able to find this treasure chest, but only for a moment and were only able to grasp a ring attached to the side of the chest before it vanished again! The ring is now in a museum.So… was there actually a treasure chest? Hmm… sounds like a case for Sherlock Sandy.
There it is! I saw some tourists with crampons and other glacier hiking gear, but we just opted for the main trail. It’s a bit chilly as we get closer to the glacier – I’m glad I have my coat with me!
Okay, I hope you enjoyed the trip to Iceland! Hopefully some postcards I sent have arrived by now!