Iceland Thrills

Part of spending 12 days of touring Iceland with your 12-year-old means adding in some extra thrills geared for kids (big ones as well as little ones), and that can be anything from zodiac rides around icebergs to a 70-kilometer per hour snow machine sprint on a glacial ice cap.

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Iceland Contrasts: Boiling Mud and More Rainbows

What is wild is the contrasting scenery we see in the course of a mid-day drive during Day Two of our visit to Myvatn and the area just beyond it. First, Grjotagja, a steaming underground grotto (once a “hot pot” where locals soaked until shifting streams of magma made it too hot). Then, a black, smoking hillside. After that, we crest a hill and descend into a world of southwestern U.S. reds and browns. and we’re in Hverir, where mud boils and rocks blow off steam.

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