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[TR] Iceland - Snæfellsjökull, Tröllaskagi, Vatnajökull and more 3/27/2014

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Trip: Iceland - Snæfellsjökull, Tröllaskagi, Vatnajökull and more

 

Date: 3/27/2014

 

Trip Report:

Cody, Stephen and I spent two weeks road tripping, living out of a tent on pasta and hot dogs, and climbing/skiing everything in sight all throughout Iceland.

 

This is our story.

 

Sorry to link a blog post, but there's just too many large pictures to re-upload here. It would take me an extra few hours. As to not make your click on this TR a total waste of time, here's a pretty picture to look at! There's more like this at the link.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Gear Notes:

Tent, about 5 pairs of skis and skins, lots of whisky and Stoke

 

Approach Notes:

IcelandAir

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Awesome adventure and some great photography and writing. It's not often I get too motivated to get out of the northwest, but this does it.

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Awesome trip report! Thanks for linking. I'm curious, those photos were exceptionally good, what are you shooting with, camera and lenses?

 

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The photos were from all three of us. Photo equipment included:

 

Nikon D600 w/ Rokinon 14mm 2.8, Nikkor 50mm 1.8

Canon Rebel T2i not sure on the lens this guy

Sony NEX 6 w/ 16mm 1.4, 16-85mm 3.6

Sony Xperia Z1 cell phone

 

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That was one the most enthusiastic blog posts I've read, and good writing too. Thanks!

 

The only thing you missed was running into Bjork on your last night in town.

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The only thing you missed was running into Bjork on your last night in town.

indeed - woulda been the icelandic equivalent of running into fred beckey in alaska :)

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Good TR. It's an interesting place. Some nominal climbing; long, steep scree slopes that went on forever and were interesting to run as you could get the whole affair moving and you just had to sort of run in place and ride it down.

 

The oddest thing was the women - it's like there are six beautiful archetypal women and you keep seeing them over and over everywhere you go. That, and they are all in burlier shape than the men on average. My friend kept asking why all the girls were doing the outside work while the men were all inside at desks.

 

Food on the other hand was pretty abysmal: fish pickled in more ways then you would have thought possible.

 

All in all it's an interesting stopover if you're headed for Europe.

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