Mark Tanner - Adventurer, Writer and Amateur Beatboxer



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The Iceland Roadtrip

20 August 2001


After the exhaustive treasure hunt, following the visitation of the President of Iceland's fine residence to meet the first executive, without success, followed by a similar result at the Prime Minister's house, we set off on a road trip to do a lap of the island.


To the sound of Icelandic folk songs, travelling on as many dirt roads as paved ones, we made our way, meeting weird locals everywhere we stopped from the spectacular and eerie Westfjords, to Iceland's second largest city, the quaint Akureyri. The steaming gaps and bubbling mud pools of the geological phenomenon of Krafla followed, then Jokulsarlon, the glacial river lagoon where James Bond, A View to a Kill was filmed, then past the beach, back to Reykjavik to complete the circuit…

Iceland (in chronological order)






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