Iceland - Interior

by Kimp 25. May 2013 03:56
All of Iceland is an unforgiving landscape formed by volcanic activity. It sits on top of one of the hot spots in the mid-Atlantic ridge. The mid Atlantic ridge is where the North American and European continental plates meet-up. There are over 100 volcano's in Iceland and as the two continents move farther apart, one erupts about every 5 years. 5km (3 miles) below Iceland it's between 20% and 100% molten rock. [More]

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Iceland - Reykjavic

by Kimp 24. May 2013 05:11
Reykjavik means smoky bay. That's from all of the thermal activity in the area. The heating is very cheap, all they need to do is pump the water. In order to get cold water they need to cool it.

Icelandic people have the longest longevity of any culture. They are the only country in the world that has free public heath care and doesn't have a single private health care insurance company.

Reykjavik is full of artistic people driven by youthful energy. It's color is ever changing and part's of it are as exotic as the landscape. If you are easy going and care free at heart, it kind of fits like a glove. Coupled with friendliness, a very low crime rate, and long hours of sunlight make for a wonderful care free experience any time of day or night.

Iceland's nightlife culture, called the Runtur (means Round Tour) goes like this. Come home from work and rest up. Around 10 or 11 P.M., start drinking at home. Around 12:30 A.M. make an early hook-up at a local establishment. Meet some people, then about every thirty minutes, move down the street to the next place. Repeat, occasionally purchasing an expensive drink along the way. Most Icelanders nurse only two drinks the entire night. About 4:30 A.M. when the bands stop playing (lots of live bands with no cover), maybe think about starting to leave. Around 5:30 A.M. make your final hook-up for the night, go get something to eat at the pizza place or at one of the many food trucks that are lining the square, then head home. [More]

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