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  • Day8

    Day 7: Blönduós

    September 4, 2015 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    First we had the plan to take a route back in the highlands, but on this route we would have to cross some rivers. Because of the heavy rain last night it would have been to dangerous so we cycled to Reykholt and than took a bus to Blönduos far in the north of Iceland.

  • Day6

    Island's Norden und die Ponys

    June 15 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Der Morgen startete mit unserem eigentlichen Highlight: Unser Ausritt auf Island-Ponys. Das war der ursprüngliche Grund, weshalb wir uns bereits zu Teenie-Zeiten vorgenommen haben, gemeinsam nach Island zu reisen. Wir hatten zwei tolle Ponys bekommen und konnten den Ausritt mit viel Galopp, Tölt, Renntölt über Stock und Stein absolut genießen. Ein unvergessliches Erlebnis.

    Nach dem Ausritt fuhren wir nocheinmal nach Husavík zum Mittagessen und haben kurz überlegt noch einmal Wale anzuschauen. Wir haben uns dann aber für das super interessante Walmuseum entschieden und konnten nochmal viel über unsere neuen Lieblibgstiere lernen 🐋.

    Weiter ging die Fahrt durch die Berge im Norden. Nach einem Stopp in Akureyri, der zweitgrößten Stadt Islands (bei uns wohl eher Größe einer ländlichen Kleinstadt) ging es weiter nach Blönduós. Dort haben wir eine Unterkunft am Strand und verbringen den Abend entsprechend am Wasser. Dabei sind wir nicht alleine, nur wenige Meter von uns entfernt entdecken wir immer wieder Seehunde auf der Jagd. Erst viel zu spät (und komplett durchgefroren) machen wir uns auf den Weg ins Bett.
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  • Day6

    J2 - Road trip au nord-ouest

    June 7, 2016 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Salut! La météo s'est trompée! Il fait super beau! Tout se passe super bien, je fais beaucoup de route pour l'instant, avec quelques sorties brèves. Les paysages sont wonderful d'un bout à l'autre... En direction de Akureyri/Myvatn où j'ai l'intention de bouger un peu plus et prendre un break de la route. Pas vu de troll encore - je garde les yeux ouverts!
    Bonne fin de journée!
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  • Day7

    Exploring North Iceland

    September 13, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    We drove to the next town westbound, Siglufjörđur. It is famous for herring and its processing. We went to the Herring Era Museum. We reached at about 10am and it was supposedly closed til 1pm but they were open for a bit for a tour group. The fee is ISK 1800 but we popped in for a bit for free as the tour was still going on. Basically, we escaped paying the fee.

    Most of the shops were closed til 1pm, we found out at the tourist information centre/library. Except for the bakery, famous for its coffee, Ađalbakarí. So naturally we went there to kill time. The coffee and hot chocolate was delicious.

    Not wanting to wait any longer, we drove to the south side of the town to a place that offers horse riding on pure bred Icelandic horses but they seemed fully booked so we just took pictures of horses in the fields. They are smaller than the regular horses and have thicker fur. Really majestic creatures.

    We continued driving and reached the Troll peninsula or Tröllaskagi. We just stopped by and took some pictures by the high cliffs facing the sea. We could see þórđarhöfđi which is a volcanic island which is connected to the mainland by two volcanic necks.

    We went a little off road to search for a natural hot pot called Fosslaug. On the way there we encountered another beautiful waterfall called Reykjafoss. A little further up was a small hot pot by the river which was full of naked people. There is no changing room hete so people just strip down and jump in. We decided to keep our clothes on as it was 5°C today. So we just took pictures and left.

    It was only 4pm but we had no other plans so we headed to our hostel in Blönduós. Its called Kiljan Guesthouse. Sadly, no kitchen so we couldn't cook so we ate whatever easy instant stuff we had. There is a café downstairs but we didn't go. Off to bed early today to rest up for a longer journey tomorrow.
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