Saguenay Quebec Canada

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Sept. 21st 2017 –  We stopped at the City of Saguenay in the provence of Quebec, Canada.   We visited the local museum, a local glass blower, a goat farm as well as the site of an old retired paper mill.

 

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Prince Christian Sound – Greenland

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Sept. 16th 2017  The Viking Sky traveled through the Prince Christian Sound in Greenland.  The images below do not really allow you to get the feeling of actually being there. Look for building in some images and the boat in one to give you an idea just how steep the mountains are. Some over 1200 meters in height.

 

 

Þingvellir National Park – Iceland

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Sept. 14th 2017   A stop at Þingvellir National Park was included on our Golden Circle tour out of Reykjavik.  Þingvellir National Park is a World Heritage Site  The park lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian.

 

Geyser Hot Springs – Iceland

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Sept. 14th, 2017  As part of our Golden Circle Tour out of Reykjavik we stopped at the Geyser Hot Spring site.

Gullfoss Water Fall – Iceland

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Sopt. 14th 2017 – The second stop on our Grand Circle tour out of Reykjavik was the Gullfoss Water Fall.  We had lunch at the sight before walking down to view the water fall.

Geothermal Power – Iceland

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Sept. 14th 2017 – Our ship landed in Reykjavik Iceland.  We traveled to our first stop which was a geothermal power station. Both steam and hot water were extracted from below ground.  The steam was used to generate electricity and heat exchangers were used to heat freshwater for use in Reykjavik and the ground water was pumped back underground.

 

Torshavn – The Faroe Islands

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Sept. 12th 2017 We visited Torshavn, Capital of the Faroe Islands. In the morning rain we walked the harbor town of Torshavn and in the afternoon we traveled part of the local island by bus.  The Faroe Islands are about halfway between Norway and Iceland. 

Bergen Norway

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Sept. 10th 2017  – We spent the day first on a bus tour of Bergen in the morning and then walking the old town, Bryggen, which is a World Heritage Site in the afternoon.