First stop: Iceland



Iceland from space

I had to fly to Iceland on an overnight flight from Boston in order to catch a flight to Greenland. Iceland is a very scenic place but the weather doesn't always cooperate. In fact, that part of the North Atlantic is famous for it's bad weather.

This was a return trip for me because in August, 1976 I circled the entire country by rental car on the formerly unpaved "ring road".

Four very large glaciers are visible in this summertime view from space. There are also several jet trails visible on the left side of the image and one fresh trail appears to be traveling from the international airport at Keflavik in the direction of Greenland. Even the jet's shadow is visible which is remarkable considering that this picture was taken from an orbiting spacecraft.


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