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bh4rnnr
09-16-2017, 03:03 PM
As some of you may know, i belong to a group (5 of us) of friends known as the "Dork Squad". We've been friends since the first grade. 2017 marks 30 years of friend ship. We decided to do something big to celebrate the big 30.

So we headed to Iceland for 11 days in late August, early September. Rented an rv and drove across the country. I fell in love. Every day had something amazing on top of hanging with good friends. The Land cruisers were plentiful, and the country begged for further exploration.

On to the pics (still editing, over a 1k took).


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bh4rnnr
10-01-2017, 12:52 PM
Just about done going through pics. Figured i'd start posting when I have time.

After getting through customs, our RV, and food at Costco we headed out on the road. SE from Reykjavik. Goal for the night. Vik.

Woke to the sun starting to rise over Greenland. Almost there. A RS member has been there:cool:.
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Not even an hour in Iceland. :cool:
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Finally out of the city and on the road.
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first stop. Trying to remember all the names. Will update when I do. Also learned that shooting waterfalls can be tricky with the back splash.
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bh4rnnr
10-01-2017, 12:55 PM
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Gulgafoss.
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10-01-2017, 12:58 PM
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Gulgafoss cont.


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Seljalandsfoss
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bh4rnnr
10-01-2017, 01:03 PM
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Seljalandsfoss cont.

Pretty cool (and loud) to walk behind.
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Cruiser spotting. Or "Perry mobile" as my friends would call it.
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Skogafoss.
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bh4rnnr
10-01-2017, 01:09 PM
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Last of Skogafoss.
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Reynisfjara Beach.
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Careful of sneaker waves.
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10-01-2017, 01:15 PM
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Dork Squad friends.
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10-01-2017, 01:19 PM
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Lava fields.
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bh4rnnr
10-01-2017, 01:24 PM
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Fjašrįrgljśfur.
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10-01-2017, 01:32 PM
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10-01-2017, 01:37 PM
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Svartifoss.
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10-01-2017, 01:52 PM
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Glacier Lagoon. We had the last boat ride of the day. And a passionate guide. Touristy, yes. But also pretty dang incredible. This region of Iceland just started opening up within the last 80 years.
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10-01-2017, 01:54 PM
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10-01-2017, 01:57 PM
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bh4rnnr
10-01-2017, 02:03 PM
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Last few for now.


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The glacier has been receding about 150 meters a year. Used to go all the way to the ocean. But now has created the lagoon with it receding (within the last 80 years).
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Cheeseman
10-01-2017, 08:57 PM
Ahh. Iceland is a beautiful place. And as always you find the perfect views to show what it is. What glass or lenses are you shooting with?

Lastresort576
10-02-2017, 01:56 AM
Amazing pix. Thanks for sharing!

bh4rnnr
10-02-2017, 07:38 PM
Ahh. Iceland is a beautiful place. And as always you find the perfect views to show what it is. What glass or lenses are you shooting with?

Thanks Cheeseman! Using a Canon 18-175. Been a good all around lense to shoot with. Especially after Jackson cleaned all the Moab dust out of it....

Amazing pix. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks! Still more pics to come.

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rover67
10-02-2017, 09:48 PM
Awesome Perry, Allison and I went to Iceland last year and it was amazing. What route did you take while exploring out there? what places did you go?

bh4rnnr
10-03-2017, 07:38 AM
Awesome Perry, Allison and I went to Iceland last year and it was amazing. What route did you take while exploring out there? what places did you go?

Awesome Marco. We drove around the island via Route 1. Stopped at all the major spots. Also spent two days ( not enough) in the NW Fjords. Took a 4x4 bus ( wanted to do a Arctic Truck trip but even with a discount, still to $) into Porsmork Valley. Amazing. MyVatn was also cool. Did the Golden circle. I'd love to go back, but as a 4x4 trip.

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rover67
10-03-2017, 10:01 AM
The river crossings are intense, we almost fully submerged our rental Jimmy in one. water came halfway up the windshield, but it still kept running and momentum/river flow got us across.

Did you dive in the Continental plate crack thinggie?

The pictures are awesome, thanks for posting.

bh4rnnr
10-03-2017, 03:16 PM
The river crossings are intense, we almost fully submerged our rental Jimmy in one. water came halfway up the windshield, but it still kept running and momentum/river flow got us across.

Did you dive in the Continental plate crack thinggie?

The pictures are awesome, thanks for posting.

That's crazy.

Yeah, they where flowing pretty good when we crossed on the way into Porsmork. Saw a rental Jeep with the rear bumper torn off. Even in the big 4x4 buses we felt them.


We didn't do any diving or things like that. Probably best for me, being terrified of the ocean.

Still have lots of pics to post. Hopefully this weekend.

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bh4rnnr
10-07-2017, 04:18 PM
A few more pics..

More from the Glacier Lagoon.
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10-07-2017, 04:20 PM
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10-07-2017, 04:24 PM
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Black sand beach next to the Glacier Lagoon filed with ice. way cool.
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10-07-2017, 04:27 PM
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10-07-2017, 04:29 PM
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10-07-2017, 04:36 PM
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Mornings camp in Hofn. Seemed to camp next to a nice Hilux a few nights of the trip.
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Just east of Hofn.
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bh4rnnr
10-07-2017, 04:44 PM
Last few for now.

Continuing east along route 1. Was a beautiful day.
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bh4rnnr
10-08-2017, 10:47 AM
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Stopped at a small village along one of the Fjords in the eastern part of the country (forgot the name).
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bh4rnnr
10-08-2017, 11:00 AM
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Making our way towards Dettifoss and Myvatn.
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Dettifoss
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10-08-2017, 11:02 AM
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10-08-2017, 11:06 AM
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Upper portion of Dettifoss. Cant remember the name...
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10-08-2017, 11:09 AM
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10-08-2017, 12:23 PM
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bh4rnnr
10-08-2017, 12:33 PM
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Moon rise as we head towards MyVatn.
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Fist spotting of the northern lights. Rad.
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Thermal pool.
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Around MyVatn.
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10-08-2017, 12:41 PM
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More from MyVatn.
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10-08-2017, 12:45 PM
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Some great light.
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Cool to hike through the Lava fields.
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10-08-2017, 12:49 PM
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Hilux spotting.
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"Clouds make a great sort of music".
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A nice hike while in the Lava fields.
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bh4rnnr
10-08-2017, 12:53 PM
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More in a bit.


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Godafoss.
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10-08-2017, 02:54 PM
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More of Godafoss.
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bh4rnnr
10-08-2017, 02:59 PM
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We chased the setting sun for what seemed like ever, making our way to the NW Fjords and Holmavik. Ever changing, but never ending views. Turned out to be one of my favorite days.
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bh4rnnr
10-08-2017, 03:04 PM
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"And in the darkness of these naked empty streets, i'm free to just breeth" -Warren Sroka. Seriously, this day was awesome. And it just kept on going.
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Northern lights showed up on our way to Holmavik. 1:30 in the morning. We stopped. Soaked it in. Probably should have had a lower ISO.
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bh4rnnr
10-08-2017, 03:11 PM
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I fell in love with the NW Fjords. Beautiful and remote. Only 14% of the tourists get up this way.
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bh4rnnr
10-08-2017, 03:15 PM
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10-08-2017, 03:20 PM
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10-08-2017, 03:33 PM
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Looking out towards that big scary ocean.
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Making our way to the western side of NW Fjord country. A bit of a overcast day.
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10-08-2017, 03:39 PM
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10-08-2017, 03:42 PM
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Was another great day for driving.
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