I love Iceland!
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We've been to Iceland twice now. Once for New Years in Winter, we got to see the Aurora Borealis and hear about the elves. It was dark for all but 4 hours during the day and they had a fab fireworks display for New Years. The second time was in June of 2006, which was also super fun. It wasn't over 50 degrees F at any time, and it was light all day with a bit of eerie dimness for a couple hours in the middle of the night. We've seen geysers, lava water falls, the mountains where the sheep are just let to roam and collected once a year, went whale watching, seen the spot where the two Atlantic plates meet (walked down the center of it even) and driven across a glacier in a four wheel drive jeep. I love Iceland and we're of course going back again sometime.
Each time we go I think I love it more. The people are more than friendly and they have this great atmosphere about the place. When we went over New Years we were told a couple stories I'll share. One, there are elves. Yes, there are, the tour guide told us that they take them very seriously. At one time there was going to be a main road put into the city and there was a large rock, which is where elves live, and they couldn't move the rock because it might upset the elves, so they left it. After time, there were many accidents where the rock was, it became so dangerous that they decided they couldn't keep the rock, so they got someone to talk to the elves to see if they could move it. Apparently the elves told them yes cause the rock's not there anymore.
Reykjavik is the capital city and pretty much the only city, the upper ¾ of the country have I think they said 6 people living up there and most of them are at an observation place. There is also only one road outside of the cities that goes all the way around the country. It's a great place, I cant say enough how much we enjoy it! It's so much fun, and it's beautiful, absolutely beautiful.