Journey To Iceland; And Travels In Sweden And Norway

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byIda Pfeiffer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... and rode fifty-five miles in six days, besides scrambling about in the grotto of Surthellix; and in spite of all these privations and hardships I returned to Reikjavick in perfect health and spirits. First day: From Keikjavick to Thingvalla.... 10 miles (Gennau.)t Second day: From Thingvalla to Eeik holt....!!" Third day: From Eeikholt to the hot springs and back to that place... 4 " " Fourth day: From Reikholt to Surt hellix, and back to Kal mannstunga.. 8-J-"., Fifth day: From Kalmannstunga to Thingvalla... 11 " " Sixth day: From Thingvalla to Reik javick.. 10 " JOURNEY TO THE GEISER AND MOUNT HECLA. The weather soon improved so much, that on the 24th of June I was enabled to set off for the About two hundred and forty-seven English miles.--Trant. t Each of which is four and a half English miles.--Trtme. JOURNEY TO THE GEISEB. 167 Geiser and Hecla, riding the first day as far as Thingvalla, through a part of the country with which I was already well acquainted. As we approached the lake of Thingvalla I was so fortunate as to witness a most beautiful atmospherical phenomenon. A soft mist was hanging over the waters and the shores, with all the appearance of an approaching shower, and it was illuminated by a few straggling sunbeams which found their way through the dark clouds spread over one half the heavens, while the other was shining in the clearest blue. Every shade of the rainbow was distinctly visible within that vapoury circle, which presented one of the most lovely appearances I have ever beheld. It lasted for about half an hour, when it gradually became fainter, and vanished at last, to be replaced by the usual atmosphere. June 25th.--A quarter of a mile from Thingvalla we came to a fork in the road, wh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... and rode fifty-five miles in six days, besides scrambling about in the grotto of Surthellix; and in spite of all these privati...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217430155

ISBN - 13:9780217430159

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