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The Truth About Volcanoes in Iceland

 

Volcanoes in Iceland

Eyjafjallajokull – this so-called natural spectacle is really just CGI effects as part of a pan-Icelandic hoax.

Just so you know, there are no volcanoes in Iceland. It’s all a giant hoax perpetrated by Icelanders because they love hearing the rest of the world try pronouncing their words. In fact, Iceland had 278 percent more landmass before the news coverage of Eyjafjallajokull caused them to cry so much from laughter that their tears made the sea level rise.

Adventurous Ideas to Go to Iceland

p5rn7vb I started this blog for one reason: to give people ideas for finding the right adventure for them. My favorite days as a blogger are not when an advertiser throws some cash my way. It’s when someone writes and says something like “Hey, I got the top of Mt. Ngauruhoe using your tips.” SoContinue Reading

Iceland Soccer – Why I Want Them to Beat Croatia

People love underdogs like the Iceland soccer team. Hours ago, they wrapped up a scoreless draw against Croatia at its Laugardalsvöllur national football stadium. Even before the result, Iceland soccer has been getting all sorts of great press. If you’ve looked through this blog at all, you’ll know already that I love Iceland. And part ofContinue Reading

Running Abroad – Our Travel Tradition

People travel to eat, to birdwatch, to lounge on beaches, even to skydive. But for my wife and me, running abroad has become a reason to travel. Continue Reading

Glacier Hiking – Why You Should do It

Here’s the really big deal about glacier hiking: It’s a chance to see the Earth … alive, changing, noisy, real. And to feel something about it.Continue Reading

Silfra – One of the World’s Great Diving Sites

The Silfra Rift, one of the world’s coolest SCUBA diving destination, makes me want to put on a dry suit and plunge under the 36-degree water. Continue Reading

Inside My Head – Fear of Heights

Whenever I travel, I can count on my fear of heights to rear up at least once per trip. Here’s what happens in my head when the exposure and consequences for error escalate.Continue Reading

Serenity Now! – Four Places to Find Quiet

Sometimes, the din has to stop. You need to get away from TVs, traffic and the white noise of people-people-everywhere. But where? A slice of quiet seems harder than ever to find, but I have some ideas.Continue Reading

Hike Destinations: Landmannalaugar Versus Tongariro

Bacon or chocolate? A pint of craft beer or a wedge of aged gouda? The family dog or cat? All choices nobody wants to make. My favorite hiking destinations offer the same conundrum. So what’s the winner – Iceland’s Landmannalaugar or New Zealand’s Tongariro Alpine Crossing?Continue Reading

Iceland Attraction: Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour

Iceland just gave me another reason to visit again: a tour company that takes people down a 400-foot descent into a volcano’s intact magma chamber. This is the only place in the world you can experience this, and it has me salivating at the thought of another trip to Iceland.Continue Reading