Finally ice in Iceland!
We've made it to Ireland but we couldn't move on before sharing a few more gems from Iceland.
Maybe you've heard the saying, Greenland is icy and Iceland is green. For the most part, we've found this to be true. However, there is one region in the South East of Iceland called Vatnajokull Glacier that holds up to the country's name. This glacial region covers about 5,000 square miles and makes up 8% of Iceland's land area. Unfortunately it is retreating at a rate of about 200 meters per year.
This being Given's first cold weather adventure, he was stoked to see the ice, but it turns out there was fun to be had by all, especially Aamion. It isn't every day you get to longboard through icebergs.
- Tags: 2011-08