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 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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Viking Travel Journal—Day 10

The Faroe Islands are located halfway between Norway and Iceland in the Norwegian Sea. The islands were first discovered, according the locals, in the early 6th century by an Irish monk known as Brendan the Navigator. Brendan set out on a voyage to discover the Garden of Eden, and instead he discovered the Faroe Islands. […]

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Viking Travel Journal––Day 9

It’s hard to appreciate the vastness and loneliness of the sea unless you have been out on it. Today was a day at sea. It didn’t matter which part of the ship I was on, in whatever direction I looked I saw nothing but water. In seeing this it is hard to believe the Vikings […]

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