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Iceland - Meeting on Another Planet
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 48 pictures
Published: 4.12.2014

The second largest European island is located in the Atlantic Ocean, in a volcanic active area. Nature made it a place with a large concentration of activities that lure many travelers there. You canfeel adrenaline everywhere. Beautiful nature embodied in glaciers, falls, geysers, and thermal springs, lava fields, and local fauna and flora will enchant you. And excite you for a long time. As of sea birds, my personal favorite is největší ostrov Evropy leží v Atlantickém oceánu ve vulkanicky aktivní oblasti. Příroda z něj udělala místo s velkou koncentrací atraktivit, které na ostrov lákají mnoho cestovatelů a dobrodruhů. Jistá dávka adrenalinu je zde cítit na každém kroku. Přírodní krása v podobě ledovců, vodopádů, gejzírů termálních pramenů, ale i pestrá lávová pole spolu s místní flórou a faunou vás zcela uchvátí a doplní zážitky na dlouhou dobu. Z mořského ptactva je mým kandidátem jednoznačně černobílý krasavec puffin.

Text and photo: Magdaléna Radostová

 

 

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I get up at 6 already. Yesterday I forget to charge my equipment so I have to do it now. More of us had the same idea. I still ponder whether to participate in hike or not. Eventually together with drivers and other great group that we will have a rest day today.

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