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Hákarl and the Black Death
#58 - Monday, January 23, 2017

One of the most interesting things I have ever eaten in my life was rotten Greenland shark, known as Hákarl in Icelandic. This traditional delicacy begins with the curing of the poisonous meat of the shark. The meat is placed in a shallow hole in the ground and covered with sand. After being left to ferment for six to twelve weeks, the meat is dug up and hung for several months. After removing the brown crust that develops, the meat is eaten with a shot of Brennivín, a caraway liquor knows as the Black Death. The meat is said to taste a hundred times stronger than blue cheese, I couldn't agree more.

Hákarl and the Black Death

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Sunlight in Iceland
#57 - Monday, January 23, 2017

During my entire stay in Iceland, I can only recall seeing the sun for about five minutes each day. With 20 hours of daylight during the summer months and the ability to experience all four seasons in one day, Iceland is not the place to visit if you are looking for a tropical getaway. But when the sun does shine, it will leave you with everlasting memories of this vast and alien landscape.

Sunlight in Iceland

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Brennisteinsalda
#56 - Monday, January 23, 2017

Dating 8-10 million years, the Fjallabak Nature Reserve that Landmannalaugar is located in is a must see for anyone visiting Iceland. The volcanic activity has formed a landscape that is like none other on our planet. This is a truly magical wonderland that will always have a special place in my memories.

Brennisteinsalda

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Mt. Bláhnjúkur
#55 - Monday, January 23, 2017

Speaking of sulfur, do not make the mistake of touching any of the soil you see. The glaciers that scatter over the mountains are truly deceiving. I burnt my hand touching the soil which was boiling hot from the sulfuric acid and steam that the active volcano, Brennisteinsalda, was emitting.

Mt. Bláhnjúkur

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Landmannalaugar
#54 - Monday, January 23, 2017

One of the greatest memories of my life thus far was a hike I did in Landmannalaugar, a location in the highlands of Iceland. Landmannalaugar is located at the edge of the Laugahraun lava field that formed during a volcanic eruption around the year 1477. It is here where one can see the beautiful colors of the rhyolite mountains, which paint the landscape green from the mosses, black and blue from the lava, red from the iron, and white from the sulfur.

Landmannalaugar

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