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Journey to the Center of the Earth Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 06/03/2006
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Geocache Description:

It is said that the earth's circle which the human race inhabits is torn across into many bights, so that great seas run into the land from the out-ocean.

"You see, the whole island is composed of volcanoes," said the Professor, "and remark carefully that they all bear the name of Jokull (in Icelandic: jökull). The word is Icelandic, and means a glacier. In most of the lofty mountains of that region the volcanic eruptions come forth from icebound caverns. Hence the name applied to every volcano on this extraordinary island."
"But what does this word Snaefell (in Icelandic: Snæfell) mean?"
To this question I expected no rational answer. I was mistaken.
"Follow my finger to the western coast of Iceland, there you see Reykjavik, its capital. Follow the direction of one of its innumerable fjords or arms of the sea, and what do you see below the sixty-fifth degree of latitude?"
"A peninsula — very like a thighbone in shape."
"And in the center of it?"
"Well, that’s Snaeffell."
I had nothing to say.
"That is Snaefellsjokull (in Icelandic: Snæfellsjökull) — a mountain about five thousand feet (1446 m, 4744 ft) in height, one of the most remarkable in the whole island, and certainly doomed to be the most celebrated in the world, for through its crater we shall reach the center of the earth."
(Source modified from the novel "A Journey to the Center Of the Earth" by Jules Verne)

The cache is a glass jar.

Original contents: log-book, pen, a toy.

The road No. 574 (which circles the volcano from the west) is under construction but is still OK to pass on a normal car. The small road that goes from road 574 to the coast is asphalted. There is a photo exhibition at Djúpalónssandur (go down from the parking) at the moment of our last visit in June 2007.

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