Oct 2018 - Transatlantic Viking Route to New York, Iceland Days 4-5


Two excellent days at sea journeying from Shetland to Reykjavik making use of the Jades wraparound promenade deck for exercise. Shetland Jumpers at the ready.

Cruise Critic put us in touch with Iceland Guided Tours . Golden Circle Tour on day 1 and a customized Southern Iceland for the 2nd day.

Normally you need a full day for the Southern Section but IGT customized the tour to fit the ships schedule.

This morning we head off on the Golden Circle Tour

Iceland bridges two continental plates and this supermarket was built right on the fault. A few years ago a tremor partly destroyed the building and the fissure was revealed.

Rest Stops are always better when  coffee and cakes are involved

If you want dramatic views then Iceland is the place for you. So much is recognisable from film and TV,  jaw dropping scenery everywhere.

From HBOs Game of Thrones to Ridley Scott's Prometheus its all here. This is Gullfoss Waterfall , located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon which walls reach up to 70 meters in height.

Our guide today Andreas. We have now arrived at the geothermal area and the Great Geysir (After whom all other Geysers get their name).

The effects of two continental planes nudging against each other is even more apparent when you arrive at Gestastofa.

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