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near Stapi, Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla (Ísland)
With its symmetrical volcanic cone, Snæfellsjökull is arguably the most beautiful phenomenon visible from Reykjavik, 60 nautical miles across the bay. Still active, it is covered by an icecap - and was cast by Jules Verne as the starting point of his "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". For pictures from this ski trip click the title. Note that the swings on the downward leg are giant slalom turns - you don't need to faithfully copy them! The blood on my face in some of the pictures must be blamed on snowmobiles - they had rutted the snow rather severely so I took a really bad tumble. No broken bones though.