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18 travelers at this place:

  • Day23

    Snæfellsnes - the west of Iceland

    June 12, 2017 in Iceland

    Today we went west. Saw some amazing cliffs, a cave and tons of waterfalls, mountains, sheep and horses - enough for a lifetime, one might think, but every single one of these sights is incredible and we can't get enough!
    Even took some nothern German hitchhikers for the good karma - can't have enough of that either

  • Day21

    Heute: Snæfellsnes

    June 12, 2017 in Iceland

    Der Westen Islands stand heute auf dem Programm. Eine Schlucht mit Wasserfall, vulkanische Klippen (inklusive eines Torbogens), ein verwunschener Berg und dann haben wir noch aus einer Quelle getrunken, bei der das Wasser schon mit Kohlensäure aus der Erde kommt...verrückte Sachen und wieder absolut atemberaubend.

  • Day13

    Arches and Pillars

    February 18 in Iceland

    Having travelled to the south of the Peninsula we had decided we'd travel clockwise following the road around the end and back to our hotel. This meant we'd do part of the route we'd covered yesterday but it also meant we'd be at Kirkjufell around sunset, if there was one. There wasn't.

    We stopped at a few sites on the way to see an arch for example, which also included an opportunity to spot photographers on location. In this we were extremely lucky and were able to spot lenses and tripods of various sizes as well as strange hats and footwear. This was, of course, marginally more interesting than the sea stacks we saw, especially as it was far too cold to be hanging around a bunch of old rocks being splashed with icy water. Or was that a bunch of old codgers splashed with snow.

    One of our stops was to see some upright remnants of a volcano. It was here that, for some odd reason, the weather completely changed and a fierce and biting cold wind got up which made photography here quite a challenge. This wind was relentless and whipped up the snow as we continued our journey, making driving difficult at times.
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  • Day3

    Rauðfeldsgjá Ravine

    September 26, 2017 in Iceland

    Nächster Stopp auf der Route war eine riesige Felsspalte im Lavagestein. Leider kamen wir nicht weit, da es durch das ganze Regenwasser doch eine sehr anstrengende und glitschige Kletterpartie geworden wäre und Sicherheit geht vor😉

  • Day3

    Gatklettur & more

    September 26, 2017 in Iceland

    Weiter gehts auf unserer Rundreise um die Snæfellsneshalbinsel. Unser nächster Halt war am Fuße des Snæfelsvulkans. Aber wir sind nicht hinaufgestiegen sondern an der Küste gewandert, wo das Wasser über die Jahre den Lavastein abgetragen hat und skurrile Skulpturen zurücklässt.

    Der Mann wurde aber eher von Menschenhand erschaffen😊

  • Day13

    Seagull hell cave

    September 8, 2017 in Iceland

    The Rauðfeldar canyon is a really narrow canyon with a river flowing through it. We decided to go explore it. There is no real path going in, but there is some stones in the river, and the walls have good holds for climbing. It was really fun to see how far in we could go while avoiding to get wet on our feet 😃 Like the floor being lava game with some climbing. However, there were dead seagulls in there. Eventually we got to some that were still alive, just sitting in the water. The canyon is probably so narrow that the birds that go in can never go out. Hanka was creeped out by the place.Read more

  • Day12

    Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge

    August 22, 2017 in Iceland

    Today we went to the Snaefellsjoekull National Park, which is full of interesting hikes and places.

    The first stop was a hike along a narrow stream. But the stones were very slippery and we found it quite challenging to continue. We could only be able to walk several meters inside the ravine and then returned, though the scenes were very impressive already.

  • Day12


    August 22, 2017 in Iceland

    The next stop was Arnarstapi and we started a hike here to the next township. After a 2.5km walk along the cliff, we arrived the cafe before to enjoy a break. And then return in the same way back to Arnarstapi. The scenes along the walk were really wonderful.

  • Day1


    November 12, 2016 in Iceland

    Our last stop of the day, this picturesque town offered a short walking trail that provided views of basalt columns, ravines and grottoes surrounding the Arnarstapi pier. Not one of my favorite places we’ve visited, but it was a quick and convenient stop on our way back to Reykjavik.

    It’s worth noting that food in Iceland is mostly fish oriented and quite overpriced. I had packed several things to eat in my suitcase which was still missing. We got lucky and found an American staple on our way to the hotel, Taco Bell! It was actually way better than it is in the US...the tacos were filled with real meat!Read more

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