Viking Travel Journal––Epilogue

On the plane on the way back home, I watched the movie,Tolkien. I enjoyed the movie, and highly recommend it. But the movie failed to demonstrate the influence of Christianity in Tolkien’s life and his writing. It was a fitting end to our Viking Travel Journal. It reminded me of the uniqueness of the perspective […]

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Viking Travel Journal––Day 15

Reykjavik is a genuine city. Unfortunately we only had one day here. Our excursion was well-chosen. So many had signed up for the Blue Lagoon excursion so early that it was booked before the cruise began. After we got on the ship we learned the hot water doesn’t come directly out of the ground into […]

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Viking Travel Journal––Day 14

Paradise started in a garden (Genesis 1-3), but it end in a city (Revelation 21:2). Maybe that’s why I am a city boy. Because I am a city boy I keep hoping to find something interesting in the towns where we dock, and I keep coming up empty. This is the primary difference between a […]

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Viking Travel Journal––Day 13

Yesterday I wrote about the pagan chieftain who was instrumental in Iceland adopting Christianity. His name is Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi. If you are wondering, his last name is spelled just like it sounds. As I mentioned yesterday, after a a day and nights’ contemplation Thorgeir recommended to all the leaders at the assembly that Christianity be […]

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Viking Travel Journal––Day 12

Not every swing is a hit. Some are strikes. Seydisfjordur, Iceland was a complete whiff…at least for me. The length of the offered excursions should have been a clue; they were mostly between 4 hours and 7 hours long by bus. If you have to drive that far away to find something worth seeing or […]

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