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Relaxing in the Shade of the Icelandic Volcano (but don’t try to Speak the Language)

Eyjafjallajökull spewing ash over Europe. Photo: Benedikt Jóhannesson/Iceland Review

After a very long day the Iceland Review crew ended the day at country resort Hótel Rangá. The hotel was packed. At one table we saw a government minister, at the next an Icelandic editor. The other tables were pretty much like a who’s who of the news networks. They probably did not recognize their famous Icelandic official, which was nice for him.

Hótel Rangá under northern lights.

We came in late and since we had already eaten a hot dog at the famous N1-petrol station, we settled for the lobster soup. Not that we had any reason to complain.

Páll Stefánsson preparing for the perfect picture. Photo: Benedikt Jóhannesson/Iceland Review

After long hours in the bitter cold to wait for the perfect picture the warm soup was exactly what we needed.

The perfect sunset. Photo: Benedikt Jóhannesson/Iceland Review

Yesterday we supplied a link to a video teaching reporters how to say Eyjafjallajökull. This item in the New York Times suggests that we were not entirely successful.

Even if we could see the frightening volcano out of the window, we still had a beautiful sunset and a new moon appeared on the sky.

A very small moon. Photo: Benedikt Jóhannesson/Iceland Review

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