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Anyone been to Iceland?

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Oct 28, 2011 10:11 |  #1

Thinking of going this month on a Camera jolly.

Tips or advice?

Chris Giles Photography

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Oct 30, 2011 11:36 |  #2

I'm heading there first week in March next year :-)
Can't wait, i look forward to seeing your pictures.


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Nov 05, 2011 19:32 |  #3

At the time I was there, I wasnt into photography

When landed at the airport, the trip to the city of Recykjavik was like I landed on the moon, everthing baron with los of valconic hardening black rock. Pleny of photo ops.

Once in the city, things changed, You can tell the folks who lived there but not from there had aluminium foil on there windows, so they could sleep at night, as it doesnt get dark half the year. (Midnight Sun ). Very clean air, no polution. Excellent lamb, best I had anywhere, great cheeses. No one pays for heat, as all homes are heated thermally. In the winter you can see the steam from the pool in the city, its open all year, because its heated naturally. Can tell you the water is very sulferly smelling when bathing. Plenty of photo ops

On the other side of Recykjavik every thing is green and lush, geisures, fjords , lots of sheep grazing and the minature Icelandic horse. Definatelly plenty of photo ops

Beautiful women and great clubs. They drink to get drunk, at least that was my perspective. In Iceland its customary if you vist to bring a bottle of liquor. You will see peope on the golf course at midnight.

From a Photographers perspective, I think there will be many oportunities to be had.

I came back with hand made Icelandic sweater and a couple sheep skins to use as throw rugs.

Enjoy your trip.

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Nov 13, 2011 22:05 |  #4

Dumb question: any vegetarian food? This is one place that's high on my vacation list... getting there from my current locale is both timely and costly, so I'll just wait. Drink to get drunk? Sounds like my kind of place.

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