Before embarking to this Island up north, I thought after experiencing London's winter for 5 years I should be able to handle the temperature between 5-8 degree. Little did I expect, we could faced 4 seasons within 60 minutes and it goes on for the whole day! And the wind... gosh. And of all things I brought along, I've left my glove at home! And after continuous hail, sleet, rain, sun and of course STRONG WIND, this is what we got :)
As I told my wife, "never stay too long to leave our emotion behind the country..." and after a few nights in this wonderful country, both of us were immensely captivated by the natural beauty of this very low density Island up north near Greenland :)
For future reference, these are the things that we learn about Iceland;
1) The exchange rate is ISK180 to GBP1 (April 2011, Yup... throughout the trip we were like thinking an exchange rate which is far from what's the real exchange rate is ;)
2) They accept Credit card EVERYWHERE
3) Foss = some sort of waterfall. Jokul = some sort of volcano ;) And Eyjafjallajokull simply means glacier on top of the mountain. And after visited Iceland, we can pronounce that word as if as we were locals ;) (E-la-ya-fa-la-jo-kul). See!
4) The word glasier originated from Iceland and it's an actual "Glacier" called Geysir.
5) Don't underestimate the wind!
6) Everyone in Iceland can trace back their ancestry all the way to the first generation.
Anyway, more pictures from the link below;