Iceland. We spent most of our time around Reykjavik. There were countless highlights on the tourist checklist, most centered in proximity to the capital city. We saw waterfalls, thermal pools and whales. In the end, it was a spur of the moment drive that ended up being the coolest thing we did. One day, toward the end of the trip, we had a little extra time. We made a journey to Snaefellsjokull National Park on Snæfellsnes peninsula to see a big volcano. Snæfellsjökull volcano was the setting for Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. That made it a must stop on our itinerary. It was early spring and the air was cool and the days were already getting longer. We knew we had about ten hours to make the round trip to the national park located about three hours northwest of Reykjavik.