Ring Road (Day 2)

  Dates visited: May 29, 2016 Selfoss to Kirkjubæjarklaustur Directions: Driving Map (6:00 hrs, 235 miles) Highlights en route: Haifoss Hjalparfoss Seljalandsfoss Eyjafjallajökull Skogafoss Skógasafn Myrdalsjokull glacier Vik – Dyrholaey, Reynisdrangar Reynisfjara beach and Halsanefshelli Write-up to follow; until then enjoy the pics!

Alaska

Dates visited: August 27, 2010 – September 5, 2010 I’m not sure whether the Alaska trip happened because my son wanted to see muskoxen (he was fascinated by these Arctic mammals) or because I realized that we’d never seen a glacier before. Whatever the reason, it turned out to be …

Continue reading

Jungfraujoch

Dates visited: April 16, 2001 According to Wiki, the Jungfraujoch is the lowest point on the mountain ridge between Mönch and Jungfrau (peaks in the Bernese Alps), at 3,466 meters (11,371 ft). But the most exciting part about getting here was the train journey. You change trains several times, with …

Continue reading

Schilthorn

Dates visited: April 17, 2001 Getting to Schilthorn was a delightful adventure. Since Schilthorn is a 2,970 meters (9,744 ft.) peak in the Bernese Alps, we took a series of cable cars to get there, with each one presenting a spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains and valleys. Some websites …

Continue reading