2015. Iceland: Monumental Scales
If there is one way to describe Iceland, it would be “Monumental Scale.” The country really boarders on the extremes. The entire country has a population of 320,137 (as of 2012), which is less than 1/2 of Boston’s and 2/3 of them live in their capital City – Reykjavik .
It’s north of NYC by almost all of Canada but it is warmer by about 10 degrees in the winter. 85% of the countries is on Renewable energy (Volcanic and Water) as compared to the 13.2% for the US. It exist at the intersection between the European and American Tectonic plates
This trip has been eye opening for me. In the 4 days I was in Iceland, we manage to do the Golden Circle, drive from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon Lagoon (East coast) and back, climb into a glacier cave and see the Aurora. During this entire trip, I felt very very very small in the vast nature. I was often times the only person on the road, or next to 80 foot waterfall. The Glaciers were large enough to have caves in them and they were size of cathedrals!