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Old October 11th, 2016, 12:33 AM
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Some pics from our trip:

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Me with on foot on NA tectonic plate, one on European. Kinda metaphoric...
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One of many Rover graveyards
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Old October 11th, 2016, 12:37 AM
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Cool falls that almost became hydro power.
Glad they kept it!

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Glacier fed lake, glacier in background. I ate ice out of water, prob 30,000 years old. Click image for larger version

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Some Italian videographers we met. They ferried over, then took one of the less maintained roads. At night. Alone.

They said they would never do that again.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 12:38 AM
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Old October 11th, 2016, 12:40 AM
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Old October 11th, 2016, 12:52 AM
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Cool falls that almost became hydro power. Glad they kept it!
Awesome! Looks like where they shot the opening sequence of Prometheus, Dettifoss Falls.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 12:53 AM
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The indoor shots are from a car museum. The guy there is super cool, his dad drove trucks and busses. Not that long ago, they would order chassis cabs or take old surplus vehicles and make their own Think safari vehicles made for snow/ice/water crossings. This is a private museum that was closed, he opened up and gave us the run of the place!


Random Series at a residence.

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This is how to do big tires on a Defender, and one of the few places it is needed.
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One of first 4 LRs imported to Iceland.
Like the others, it came with a mower assembly.
Was owned by a local pastor, went into a barn, came out a few years ago for a refurb.
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I never knew Austin made a Series clone!
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Bonus point for anyone who can identify the blue truck.
Never saw or heard of before, at least not this model.
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Sweet! Love the pics. Really well done. After all these years I'm still baffled by how people get such clean, clear, perfect colors and exposures!

This makes me want to revisit the idea of going to Iceland this summer.

More pics!
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Is that blue and white van thing a
Jeep Campeador? Looks like something I should look for as a third rig once I get a 110 and a 101FC.
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Here is a video of a water crossing from one of my trips to Iceland, I recommend you do a full week in the interior camping or using the huts, next time you go check out Oli Schram as a guide, his site is highlander.is
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My wife, daughter (12 at the time) and I shipped a 1997 Discovery to Iceland in 2003. Spent 3 months there. We LOVE Iceland!

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Now you have me wondering if what I pass everyday on my way to see my girlfriend is a Lada or this Austin.
Only see it from the back.
I will have to schedule a stop one day and snap a pic.
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On pics, we bought a nifty little Nikon. In the Copenhagen airport! I have an older Fuji at home, in FL. Wife and I talked and figured iDevices would not be enough. We took over 1,500 pics in a week.

Lada looks like a normal hatchback from the rear, except you can see the rear axle.

Did not have time for 3 day ferry each way, so the 110 stayed home. Next time... I can easily see spending 3 months there, and would love to do the interior. But not in a rented vehicle. I did purchase the add on windscreen insurance, the sand and gravel insurance, the door insurance (wind rips them off) etc. based on trip reports and travel blogs. Glad I did, the front tires threw gravel a lot. I told old boy about Dirt D-fender product.

Been watching "The Lava Field" on Netflix. Iceland crime drama! Good scenery.

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Jeep van. Jeepster Commando based, made in Spain in 60s-70s. Freaking cool.
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Amazing country. Did a week last winter there in a Puma. Cannot wait to go back.


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I saw more Defenders there than anywhere else I have been in Europe. And Series. And cool ass Toyotas. And MB Sprinter vans running giant tires with lift kits. Vehicle heaven.

We did a good bit of driving on the decent F roads, prob 300KM. The washboard and potholes are ridiculous.

Will probably do a Norway trip this winter, easier to get to. Bucket lister would be north thru Nordics, then east, down thru Russia, and through the Baltic states.

I will need a passport with less hot spot stamps stamps to avoid any questions on that trip.
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