• Day24

    Heading east through glacier country

    September 4, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Vik to Hofn. Drizzle and fog again today making visibility of the mountains poor.
    Visit very interesting fish farm, Fagridalur farm. Around 12,000 Atlantic char plus 300 Icelandic sheep descended from Viking sheep.
    Drive through Skaftafell National Park beneath Oraefajokull and Vatnajokull glaciers, and east to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, the seen of 2 James Bond movies
    1786 biggest eruption that sent ash over Europe causing crop failures and starvation. 3 years later - French revolution. Caused by Icelandic volcano???? according to Frederick
    Frederick very informative and very funny. Lots of good stories
    Huge lava field now covered with moss, amazing looking
    Icelanders are Lutherans now. Catholics once but was outlawed
    Oldest parts of Iceland 8 or 5 000 years old. Going west. Landscape changes
    Wee little sheep houses built around the 1800's.
    In 1998 there was a huge eruption melting and breaking off glacier and icebergs floating down the then massive river, wrecking bridges. 5 times the force of the Amazon
    2119 m highest point in Iceland with the longest bridge 1 km long
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