Last Days In Iceland
Trip Start May 28, 2010
10Trip End Jun 27, 2010
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So after I got back to Skalholt from my independent travel days we only had 3 days left in the country. Which seemed like so little time then and in fact it did seem to speed by. At that point though I think I was ready to come home as well. But yea, I have pictures and will probably talk the most about 3 things that happened before I left.
The first of those things is climbing up a mountain that I could see from the dorm place where I was staying called 'The Guardian' in English and Vöršufell in Icelandic or at least I think it is
I feel like something else happened on the 25th besides our farewell dinner. Oh I think this may have been the day that I helped stain a fence they Skalholt had recently put up. It had something to do with a museum but I'm not sure what the whole story is there. Um, by yes, I helped stain a fence and we got almost all of it done. We were short stain for like 4 boards or so
Let's see, Saturday the 26th we visited Žingvellir National Park. This is where the Althingi met up for a great deal of time and it is also where the North American and Eurasian Plates meet and are pulling away from each other. So it was a super cool place to visit and there was also a waterfall and places were you could tell that lava had flowed. Pictures are posted of both. Also gave a really great view of the surrounding area and it was interesting to think about how new the rocks I was walking on were compared to other places I've been. That and the fact that the Earth was moving like underneath me. After walking around Žingvellir for a while, we when to Hveragerši, which is a small town that has a rather neat flower festival every year apparently. Sadly we didn't get to walk around and I didn't get any pictures but it looked really awesome
Sunday was not only the day we left Iceland but also my 21st birthday. Not the best birthday I've ever had as I had to carry my heavy bags and go through airport security checks most of the day but the day got better as I got closer to home. The girls on the trip sang 'Happy Birthday' to me while we were sitting in the Boston airport waiting to board our plane to Raleigh and Brittany gave me a chocolate muffin, which I still haven't eaten but will definitely do soon. Oh and someone pointed out to me that my day was technically 28 hours long. So I had a 28 hours 21st birthday, which ended on a good note as my parents and boyfriend were waiting for me in the airport and surprised me with the fact that my boy friend was coming to the beach with me and my parents. That and and the singing of Happy Birthday were probably the highlights of my day. So yea, that everything that happened. Hope everyone enjoyed reading my blog and sorry I didn't finish it on time like I wanted too.