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Iceland – A Few Photos

August 6th, 2009 by Pauline Ranieri, UW Alumni Tours

Iceland 2009 104-singlefallOur alumni group recently returned from a fascinating trip to Iceland. While I would surmise that there’s plenty of water in “Ice”land, at leastĀ during the summertime melt, I just never pictured such a stunningĀ  array of waterfalls. Our UW lecturer, Terje Leiren, shared a few photos with me and I just had to share them with you.

Professor Leiren also shared with us a very poignant moment that Iceland 2009-multifallstook place. The group discovered that a group member’s grandparents were from Iceland and with a five minute deviation to the tour, she was able to stop and walk upon the family farm. While the actual farmhouse was no longer standing, on the hillside next to a growing rhubarb patch, she discovered the old foundation…what a heartwarming addition to the tour.

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