Category: Iceland

In Sync

These birds got me interested in birds.  These are Atlantic Puffins. They can be found in Norway, Iceland (the pictures below are from a Puffin colony in Vik, South of Iceland), Greenland and North Atlantic islands.  They are also referred to as ‘sea parrots’ perhaps because of their colorful beaks.  Some interesting facts about Puffins:

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Iceland’s Vital Resource

Iceland showcases the different phases of its most important resource – water.  The major sectors supporting Iceland’s economy include fisheries, geothermal and hydropower and water itself (export of bottled water) and recently tourism.  In our recent trip to Iceland, we joined a tour where the theme revolved around water in  its different phases. In its

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Katla’s Magic Panties

This is the village of Vik in the Southern tip of Iceland. One side of this town faces the open sea, while the other side lies Katla, an active volcano. Rock cliffs, stone bridges, basaltic fingers shaped by the full force of the sea are nesting places for the Puffins and Arctic terns. The cliffs

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