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Iceland

Curious what backpackers do in Iceland? Discover travel destinations all over the world of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.
  • Tak nakoniec sa nikam neletelo, pre zle pocasie najprv zrusili vnutrostatne lety a potom lety do Europy. Po 7 hodinach stravenych na letisku nas odviezli naspat do Reykiaviku do hotelu, kde kazdy dostal vlastnu izbu. Rano okolo 6:15 sa ozval budicek, ze o 7:00 odchadza autobus na letisko a o 9:40 by mal letiet nahradny let. Tak uvidime 😀

  • ...að vera að pakka niður fyrir svona langt ferðalag og þurfa ekki að hugsa um að halda þyngdinni og fyrirferðinni á farangrinum undir 23 kg í einni tösku. Auðvitað er ákveðið hámark til staðar – ég er með tiltekið pláss sem ég get notað undir rúminu, í skúffunum í innréttingunni og í holrúminu á bak við sætin, en það er langtum stærra en þessi venjulega ferðataska, og svo getur bíllinn tekið rúmlega 700 kg farm, sem er mun meira en ég þarf, jafnvel þegar tekið er tillit til þyngdarinnar á innréttingunni.

    Myndirnar sýna það pláss sem ég hef undir rúminu.

    Vanalega þegar ég fer í ferðalög til útlanda reyni ég að halda farangrinum í lágmarki, og reyndar er það svo að því lengri sem ferðin er, því minni farangur tek ég með mér, helst þannig að ég get tekið allt með mér í handfarangri.

    Þegar ferðalagið er styttra en 2 vikur nenni ég nefnilega ekki að standa í því að þvo þvott og tek því með mér föt til skiptanna fyrir allan tímann, en á lengra ferðalagi geri ég ráð fyrir að þvo af mér og get því tekið með mér minna af fötum.

    Nú er ég í þeirri stöðu að geta tekið með mér meira af fötum en ég mundi venjulega gera í svona langt ferðalag, en þarf jafnframt að geta þvegið þau saman, því ég hef ekki ætlað mér að vera með föt fyrir alla ferðina án þvotta. Þau mundu nefnilega taka all of mikið pláss. Sem betur fer verð ég í gistingu á tjaldstæðum og á þeim flestum eru þvottavélar, þannig að ég þarf ekki einu sinni að hafa áhyggjur af því að ég sé að missa af einhverju, sitjandi inni á almenningsþvottahúsi og haldandi vörð um fötin, heldur get ég þvegið þegar ég kem í næturstað og nýtt biðtímann í að fá mér að borða eða skipuleggja næsta dag. Ég vona bara að ég lendi ekki í vandræðum ef það verður leitað í bílnum hjá mér á leiðinni í eða úr landi, því hvítt duft í litlum poka gæti vakið grunsemdir...
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  • After a failed attempt at driving to Bláfjöll for skiing (including an hour of digging out our beached car) we headed into the centre of Reykjavík for some lunch. We wandered up to the harbour to see the architecture of the Harpa concert hall (a photographers dream) then perused through winding shopping streets and between beautiful houses. The artwork and graffiti here is beautiful.
    After picking up a super cosy Icelandic jumper from the Nordic store we headed out to meet a friend at Laugardalslaug baths. A geothermal outdoor pool, flanked by small circular hot pools - choose your temperature, whether you want salt water or jets, and soak away under the stars.Read more

  • Today began with a lazy morning before rolling into the centre of town for brunch at Bergsson Mathús (great soup and the salads looked awesome too).
    We then headed over to see our friends for Circus Íslands and join them for a few hours of training before heading north to Snaefellsjoekull to see a show. We passed through Borgarnes and stopped off at the Settlement Centre for a huge bowl of fish soup and fresh bread served with whipped butter and black salt.Read more

  • We went along worth our friends from circus Islands to a small hostel called The Freezer in Rif on the Snaefellsjoekull Peninsula to watch a show one of their friends was in. The hostel was awesome, really quirky common room and a fairly sized barn with a stage in. We watched Lucas Rastoll the clown premiere his show 'Champagne' that he'd been working on during his 4 month residency there. It was awesome 😂The three hour drive back to Reykjavík through shadows of snow capped mountains was surreal but awesome.Read more

  • After a brief ice-cream and coffee break at Efsti-Dalur farm (amazing icecream and the cafe looks out onto the cow sheds!) we headed to Geysir! We could see the puffs of steam on the horizon as we approached. Despite all of the signs warning you, its still so tempting to want to see just how hot the little pools of water are on the approach to Strokkur. We joined everyone else gathering round Strokkur, cameras poised. Turns out we were perfectly placed for a good soaking!! Throughly soggy, smelling slightly of egg but with huge smiles on our faces we were back in the car ready for the next amazing thing!Read more

  • We had a few different route choices for the loop back home and decided to head tot he third waterfall of the day, Faxi. After seeing Gullfoss with hundreds of other tourists, pulling off the road to see Faxi couldn't have been any more different - we were almost on our own next to a beautiful wide waterfall. You could clamber up to the top of the waterfall and (as Scott did) dangle your feet in it! This waterfall flowed on the river Tungufljót, which is fed by glaciers and other streams from the highlands of the interior of Iceland. The word 'fax' means mane, so I'd imagine somehow this waterfall reminded someone of a horse's mane, which wouldn't be surprising since Icelandic horses are one of the quintessential icons of Iceland.Read more

  • After a really good sleep and stocking up on snacks we began our ring road adventure around the south of Iceland. Once again we were blessed with amazing weather and incredible landscapes. We set off south from Reykjavik, passing through Hveragerði (with its geothermic spurts of steam that you can see from the road) and Selfoss before reaching the first waterfall of the day.

  • We took the left fork at Hvolsvöllur to visit our first waterfall of the day, Gluggafoss. On the drive towards the waterfall you're greeted by small waterfalls that get bigger and bigger until you reach Gluggafoss, and it was our favourite waterfall of the trip! It has two tiers and paths which take you right behind the first tier, all the way to the base of the second tier, and then you can walk all the way to the top too. One of the lesser known waterfalls, we were practically on our own and it was magical watching the morning sun from behind the water!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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