This is our last day in Borgarnes town. We left from hostel at 8.30 AM and left for our first stop at Eldborg Crater. This is one of the most complete crater in Iceland that formed from low viscosity magma. It is mainly built up by layers of scoriacious (dark colored lava rock with [...]
We started off the day at 8.30 AM and had few exciting stops to make. Our driver suggested we climb on top of the water tower that is located on a small hill to get a overview of the entire town. The water tower was designed to provide such access to the tourists – [...]
We left Hvoll hostel at 8 AM and headed to our next hostel destination, which is Borgarnes, a small city located along the western fjords. Students were very interested in the Wool Factory located in Vik, so, we made a stop there. We also had to pick up few items that were left behind at [...]
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We left Vestmanayer Island at 8.15 AM and reached mainland at 11.15 sharp. Our bus was waiting for us with a new driver. Our goal was to drive to our next hostel in Vik and see any geologic features along the drive. Our new drive seem to have good idea as to what [...]
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We planned to walk to the northern shores of the Island around the harbor and hike to the top of the Heimaklettur (283m amsl) mountain followed by walk to the south eastern shores of the island where there was supposed to be a lot of pumice washed up from the [...]
We left our Reykjavik hostel at 9 AM and headed toward a small fishing town called Þorlákshöfn located southeast of Reykjavik. Our driver Thor suggested that we see an exciting site that has red lava layers, so we decided to make a stop there on our way to the Ferry Dock. That happened to be [...]
We started the day with the goal of walking the shoreline and studying some spectacular inter-bedded sedimentary and volcanic sequences that were supposed to along the western shoreline. We walked couple of kilometers all the way to the end where there was a Ferry launch area. We found an interesting outcrop and spent a couple [...]
We started our day at 8 AM, and visited Icelandic Meteorological Office who is the main governmental body that oversees weather, climate, seismological, and GPS network in Iceland. We learnt about the current status of scientific observations and monitoring that is going on with respect to the erupting volcano in southern Iceland. After that, Thorleifur [...]