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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

31 May 2017 - Iceland Day 6: Petra's Stone Collection

Our next stop along the East Fjords was Petra's Stone Collection.
In an unassuming house in a small town on an Icelandic fjord lies a remarkable rock collection. This was the private collection of Ljósbjörg Petra María, who began collecting stones at just seven years old.
Entrance fee is 1,500 ISK for 14 years and older.  Since we had driven all the way here, we decided to pay a visit to this stone museum.
I must say it was really an eye opener to see so many different types of rocks gathered at one place.
Jerlene and Javier were very curious about how this unique rocks were formed.
There is a little garden which was nicely decorated.
It's really rocks and rocks everywhere.
We were totally caught by surprised when the kids identified a rock called the Obsidian. Then we found out that they learnt this while playing minecraft.  Javier even explained to me how hard Obsidian is and its other properties.
There is also a small museum with rocks and specimen of many Icelandic animals.
We took a short break at the resting area before continuing our road trip.

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