|Reindeer - the other Icelandic Red Meat|
|And a good chocolate cake with ice cream is a fine way to finish off the dinner.|
Another thing to note is that almost every Icelander is able to speak Icelandic and English. They learn it early on in school and it is not uncommon for high school & college educated Icelanders to speak a third language like German or Swedish. I am very fortunate that they have this fluency, since I would be lost in this country without being able to converse and have explained to me the directions or other advice/details. A lot of the Icelanders that I have come across are a little shy to speak English to me, but once I tell them it is much better than my Icelandic they relax and are more willing to converse with me.
|Asta from the Egilsstadir information desk in front of her reindeer picture.|
She loves these animals both in the fjords and on the dinner plate.
Off along the East Fjords today and into the south of Iceland where the glacier is dominant. Leaving the fire and into the ice...