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The Scenic Beauty of Iceland   

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A trip to Iceland has long been on George Jabol’s bucket list. Although covering only six days, this 2023 journey proved long on extraordinary scenic beauty. The trip began with a comprehensive city tour of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, which included visits to the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church and the Northern Lights Center, followed by an evening search for the mysterious swirling and dancing Aurora Borealis. A unique adventure followed with a visit to the Blue Lagoon, a natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water set in the middle of a lava field in the Icelandic wilderness. A full day’s tour called the Golden Circle showcased the Thingvelir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located where the European and North American tectonic plates meet. Another tour visited the southern coast of Iceland where there is a black sand coastline, the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and other stunning scenery. This active, long-awaited trip kept George’s camera exceedingly busy and was truly the fulfilment of a dream. George Jabol received his B.A. degree from Muskingum College in Ohio, and a Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Michigan. Fully retired now from a career with the federal government, George creates photographic slide shows as a way to remember his travels and share them with others.



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