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    Iceland: Geothermal Wonders

    This geothermal area is just one of the many diverse parts of the Myvatn area in northern Iceland. The area includes waterfalls, lava fields, volcanic craters and a drop-dead gorgeous lake with all sorts of interesting land and rock formations at its edge. My wife and I spent three days in the area and could easily have spent a week.

    If I were to post only one image from this set, it would be the first one. I'm posting the others so those who are interested in going there have an idea of what to expect.

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    Re: Iceland: Geothermal Wonders

    Very powerful set of images, Mike. I can see why you like the first one.

    I also especially like the fourth one. Something about it just draws my eye through the image into the distance. Very awesome.

    Serge

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    Re: Iceland: Geothermal Wonders

    Thanks, Serge. The fourth one is also my second favorite of the set.

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    Re: Iceland: Geothermal Wonders

    Mike, Very nice shots. I like the first and last the best. Was there a sulfur odor in the area? I can see the yellow on the rocks in the second shot. If so, do these photos remind you of the odor?

    Thanks for sharing. You are making me want to check out Iceland. - chuck

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    Re: Iceland: Geothermal Wonders

    We noticed the sulfur smell a little bit but not nearly as much as we remember from our visits to New Zealand and Yellowstone. That might be explained by the very strong wind that was present. It's possible that the sulfur was dissipated fairly quickly by the wind.

    Glad you like the Iceland pics! It's a great place to visit, though not inexpensive. I'm trying to think of what Iceland has that you don't have within a few hours' drive. The only thing I can immediately think of is icebergs, glaciers and lava fields.

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