May 21, 2007

Iceland - Vik

Vik, with a population of 300, is also the wettest village in all of Iceland. Per wikipedia, Vik also lies directly downstream from the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which itself is on top of the Katla volcano. If (and very likely when) Katla erupts, it is likely that the glacial run-off obliterate everything in the village except for the church which sits on the hill. Thus, the village of Vik has periodic volcanic drills to practice getting to the church at the first sign of an eruption.

The black basalt columns are called Reynisdrangar

In the Vik gift store, we could watch Icelandic clothing manufacturing in progress.

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