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Iceland

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As I mentioned before friends of ours are getting married in Iceland this June and we are going to celebrate with them. The more I read about Iceland the more excited I get about visiting this amazing place. With a population of approx 320,000 people it is the most sparsely populated country in Europe, it is also the worlds 18th largest island.

One of the unique features of Iceland is the availability of geothermal power, and the harnessing of many rivers and waterfalls for hydroelectricity, most residents have access to inexpensive hot water, heating and electricity. About 80% of energy Iceland needs comes from geothermal energy, which itself is pretty amazing.

We are going to be staying Reykjavík, we have rented a car to get around with. Rental cars in iceland are not cheap, but with only a week to spend in Iceland it will allow us the most flexibility to get around. Our friends are getting married at the Blue Lagoon so we are going to be staying the night at this beautiful place.

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The Blue Lagoon is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, the mineral rich waters are said to help those suffering from psoriasis. They also do research here to help find cures for other skin diseases.

Another thing I am very excited about is diving here. Dive IS has a very cool dive, done in Thingvellir National Park. The dive takes place in a crack between the American and Eurasian continents. How cool is that. Pretty cool actually, the water is only about 3 degrees. The water comes from a glacier about 50km away, so its pure fresh water that you can drink anytime during the dive if you need too.

We haven't quite finished planning our trip to Iceland but there is no shortage of sights to see and attractions to keep you occupied in this amazing land.

Stay tuned.

Richard

Posted by MRCL72 08:53 Archived in Canada Tagged diving iceland

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I'm amazed by this country. There is so much beauty throughout it.

11.02.2013 by Angie

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