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Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajokull and Snćfellsjokull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.

Iceland has a population of 329,000.

When this island nation, which has no professional clubs and ranked 34th in the world beats England in the recent 2016 European Championship, I decided to visit this island.
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Welcome to Iceland, "The New World of Football Superpower", I overheard when someone said to another on the street in Reykjavik, Iceland.

When I was in London last week having a drink with a driver, he asked me where I was going.

When I said "Iceland", he said "she beat us" looking very ashamed himself.

And when I opened my mouth, he said " Not too loud, they don't like it"
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Iceland is the 4th most expensive country in the world.

No 1 is Swiss, 2 is Norway, 3rd is Venezuela and 5th is Denmark.

So it is no fun at all if you are on a budget tour.

For example, for lunch at the Blue Lagoon, 2 packages of Sushi and 2 latte cost RM180.00..yes, I keep the receipt in case you have doubt.

Money earned has to be spent or else you have not earned it.
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The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík
on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland.

The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi, to create electricity and hot water for nearby communities.

On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals. When the water emerges, its temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C.

Outside temperature when I was there was 7C.

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Entrance fee is RM$300.

Towel, bathrobe, slipper are considered extra and you have to pay as follows:-

Towel is RM$24.00
Slipper is RM$45.00
Bathrobe is RN$14.00

If you go there straight from the airport like me, you need to keep your luggage & the charge is:-

3 luggage is RM$60.00

Electronic locker is free.

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Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran (Church of Iceland) parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland.

At 73 metres (244*ft), it is the largest church in Iceland and the sixth tallest architectural structure in Iceland after Longwave radio mast Hellissandur,
the radio masts of the US Navy at Grindavík, Eiđar longwave transmitter and Smáratorg tower.

The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614 to 1674), author of the Passion Hymns.

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