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Iceland in Winter with Barry Pell
March 2, 2021 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 am
We welcome photojournalist Barry Pell back for another enlightening and enjoyable presentation titled “Iceland in Winter: A Journey Around the Country’s Ring Road.” Iceland, an island nation in the North Atlantic about the size of Kentucky, has only 365,000 people. But it has captured the imagination since its first Viking settlement a thousand years ago to over two million annual visitors today. Although most tourists arrive in the warm months, our lecturer, Barry drove the circumference during the challenging winter season, seeing the country’s volcanoes, steaming hot springs and geysers, towering glaciers, black lava fields, and remote farms and churches, dusted and glazed in a winter wonderland of snow and ice. This and the wild reindeer herds, the hardy pony-sized Icelandic horses, and the surreal colors of the Northern Lights, make winter a very special – and uncrowded – time to see this country. Register to obtain Zoom link. Sponsored by a generous grant from the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation.