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One of the other amazing things about Iceland is the fact that there are all sorts of sources of fresh water around the island.  Since this is essentially a volcanic island, land shifts and changes all the time.  Cracks open up in the earth.

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And you can go down into the crack and discover some of the freshest water you will ever taste in your life.

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Yes, that’s snow down there in the crack.  It’s a bit blurry, but trust me, it’s snow.  This was the beginning of July too.  It was warm for Iceland, up on the surface – around 50F.  But in the crack, it was still around freezing.

After our guide collected some water for us to drink, she took our picture from down in the crack.

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You get a sense of how deep it went.