by Holly Oberle, Exclusive to VegDining.com
When in Iceland, one has the sense of having left everything even remotely familiar.
The landscape instantaneously changes from seemingly infinite lava "deserts" along the coast, to soaring volcanic peaks smoking with geothermal chimneys.
But beyond the unearthly panorama, other wonders include the language, with its sing-songy tone and hieroglyphic-looking characters,
and the curious practice of dimming one headlight while driving on the famous ring road.
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