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Seljavallalaug Hotspring in Iceland PART 1

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Soaking in the Seljavallalaug hot spring just below the Eyjafjallajökull ice cap, surrounded by waterfalls, In Iceland 2013.

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A: 140130 Source Seljavallalaug

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B: Seljavallalaug Hotspring in Iceland

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 Soaking in the Seljavallalaug hot spring just below the Eyjafjallajökull ice cap, surrounded by wate...

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H: Bigger Than Us - Skogafoss

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