Hiking a glacier in Iceland

Our unconventional birthday celebration wasn’t quite over.  My now ten year olds had a glacier to hike!  While hiking a glacier was not high on the list of one birthday girl (who really wanted to ride Icelandic ponies on this celebratory day), birthday girl number two had bought into the excitement.  After all, who wouldn’t want to don a pair of crampons and yield a pick ax the day they hit double digits? The initial plan was hiking Skaftafell – Vatnajokull the second largest glacier in the world. …

It seems as if one can’t drive in Iceland for more than 15 minutes without seeing waterfalls.  I have this crazy obsession with water so personally, I’m fascinated!  Whether it’s the ocean, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, Iceland has it covered.  Like I said, this is the perfect place for me. I’ve always thought my love of water was quite the norm.  After all, who isn’t amazed by the power and strength of water?  When I initially perused my guidebook each and every waterfall made the list. Day one.  I…

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 Go to Reyjkavik Zoo and Family Park – it has fun rides and games.  My favorite part was jumping on the inflatable pillow. Go glacier hiking.  You use a pick ax and crampons so you don’t slip on the  ice. Take a walk between two tectonic plates (North American & Eurasian) at Thinglevirr national park.  The Rift Valley between the two tectonic plates sinks down about two centimeters a year. Take a tractor out to the cape at Inglsolour to see puffins!  In ten years they are going…