Iceland: crazy geography - and - sheep


Most people think of Iceland as a cold land with a strange and wonderful geography.
And they would be right.
There are pools of hot water, made an eerie blue by silica mud (which is also supposed to make your skin stay healthy and young looking).
Geysers that shoot high into the air from burbling muddy pools.

Green lakes created at the top of extinct volcanoes.

And that does not even include the active volcanoes, or the sleeping one that is overdue to erupt …

As well as its crazy geography, Iceland is also a land of  many sheep, happily grazing on the Iceland plains, and climbing the steep slopes to nibble on high altitude grass.

These sheep are descendants of the sheep that the Vikings brought to Iceland around 1000 years ago.  (So are Icelandic horses.)
Icelandic sheep grow lovely warm wool that is sheared in the spring.
It is cleaned. 
Spun into wool and dyed a rainbow of lovely colours.

And knit into beautiful, warm and cosy sweaters that say Iceland to whomever sees them.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing your trip to Iceland with my world culture for kids series! What a beautiful part of the world to visit!

  2. Isn't it amazing how different our world is! Thanks for this share as we are studying weather and seasons I am going to share this with my little Learners next week.
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  3. Beautiful photos! I can't imagine seeing it in person!
    Conversations in Literacy


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