Grjótagjá cave

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day6


    January 21, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ -8 °C

    Päris lähedal meie ööbimiskohale oli koobas, kus sees on vanni soe vesi (~40 kraadi). Vanasti käidi seal ujumas ka, aga nüüd enam mitte, võibolla ainult koopa eraomanik vahel. Nägi suht varisemisohtlik välja, aga käisime sees ära vett katsumas. Koopa kohal üleval oli maa/kivi sees pikk ja suur pragu.

    Peale 1975 Krafla vulkaanipurset, tõusis magma lähemale ja vesi läks 60 kraadi peale. Tänaseks päevaks on jälle normaalse temperatuuri juures tagasi.
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  • Day5

    Fjords and Fishing Villages

    September 11, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    Today was a rather relaxing day. We drove to a nearby town called Seyðisfjörður. Its basically a fishing orientated town with some very cute looking houses. Just so happens we arrived on a Tuesday, the day when a giant cruise ship called MS Norrona from Denmark arrives. So we were lucky to see that.

    We explored the town for a little bit. Hiked up a small hill nearby to get an ariel view of the town. When we got up the hill, we saw sculptures called Tvísöngur. They are 5 interconnected domes of different sizes which represents Icelandic musical tradition of five tone harmony. We spent about half an hour up that hill mainly taking pictures of scenery. Then, we headed back down and walked by the harbour for a while. Of course we also visited the Rainbow Street which had a Blue Church instead of a pot of gold at the end of it.

    After lunch, we drove out of Seyðisfjörður to head east toward the Lake Mývatn region. We took Route 93 and made a brief stop at Gufufoss Waterfall by the road. Fun fact: This route and waterfall were featured in the movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".

    It took a 2 hour drive along this scenic route but we finally arrived at Krafla Lava Fields. We passed by a geothermal station prior to that and the sulphur smell really has a way of getting into the car even with windows closed and air conditioning off. A little bit of Krafla - The Krafla Fires were a series of volcanic eruption between the 1970s and 1980s, the last being September 1984. Currently the lava fields still have steam actively blowing out of the ground.

    The last stop was the highlight of my day - The Mývatn Naturebath. About 10 minutes drive from our previous stop and ISK 5000 per entry, this blue lagoon is simply magnificent. It's brilliant blue waters and warm temperature coupled with the cool Icelandic air is simply the best spa treat anyone could ask for.
    We have been on the move the past few days so this rest stop was much needed. We spent almost 2 hours here and got out once our hands became wrinkly.

    About 10 minutes away lied our accomodation Vogafjos Guesthouse where we rested up before our next move tomorrow.
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  • Day9


    July 17, 2015 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Bei Dimmuborgir (isl. dunkle Städte oder dunkle Burgen) handelt es sich um ein Lavafeld und die Überreste eines Lavasees östlich des Sees Mývatn in Island. Es befindet sich in einer vulkanisch aktiven Region auf dem Gebiet des Vulkansystems Krafla, direkt östlich des Sees. Nordöstlich angrenzend liegt der Tuffring Hverfjall.

    Die bizarr geformten Steinformationen des Lavafelds erinnern an verfallene Ruinen von Burgen und Türmen. In der isländischen Mythologie wird Dimmuborgir als Unterkunftsort von Elfen und Trollen gesehen.
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  • Day8

    Akureyri - Tour Lake Myvatn

    May 27, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Dritter Stop: wir halten an der Blauen Lagune des Nordens. Zeit für ein Bad. Das Wasser kommt aus 2500 m Tiefe, enthält viele Mineralien und zwischen 36 - 40°C warm. Ein tolles Erlebnis!
    Kurz bevor wir das Bad verlassen, kommt eine Gruppe Männer. Sie stellen sich im Bad auf beginnen zu singen. Ein Ausflug vom Männerchor!Read more

  • Day8

    Akureyri - Tour Lake Myvatn

    May 27, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Vierter Stop: eine Landschaft vulkanischen Ursprungs liegt vor uns. Unser Guide zeigt uns eine Höhle und hilft beim Klettern hinein und heraus.
    Obwohl kaum etwas wächst auf diesem Steinfeld, entdecken wir doch Beerensträucher.

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