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Grundarfjordur

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  • Day10

    Myvatn bis Snæfellsnes

    September 3 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Nach drei Nächten in der Myvatn-Region verlassen wir die Gegend Richtung Halbinsel Snæfellsnes. Auf dem Weg dorthin übernachten wir in der Gegend um Hvammstangi. Es gibt ausser unendlichen Moor- und Wiesenlandschaften, hübsche Fjörde. In einem davon haben wir von weitem Seehunde beobachten können. Unser Guesthouse, eine Islandpferdehof, liegt jedenfalls ziemlich abgelegen. Abgesehen von Reiten und Lachse fischen, kann man nicht viel machen.

    Islandpferde gehören zu den Kleinpferden/Ponys. Sie sind sehr robust und wetterhart, heisst, sie können problemlos im Freien überwintern. Isländer, wie man ihnen auch sagt, kommen in Island nur reinrassig vor. Es dürfen weder andere Rassen eingeführt noch Isländer, welche einmal Island verlassen haben, zurückgeführt werden. Speziell ist bei dieser Rasse, dass sie neben Schritt, Trab und Galopp noch die Gangarten Tölt und/oder Pass beherrschen.

    Die Weiterfahrt nach Snæfellsnes war herrlich - bestes Wetter und traumhafte Landschaften. Wir haben in einem modernen Hotel, bestehend aus mehreren 3er-Zimmer-Hütten eingecheckt und sogleich die Küstenlandschaft erkundet (und/oder ein kühles Bier getrunken). Zum Znacht gab's teure Fish'n'Chips
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  • Day5

    Kaffi Emil in Grundafjördur

    August 26 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Nach dem kurzen Stopp an der Kirche in Budir fahren wir wieder auf die Nordseite der Halbinsel, doch auch hier ist es regnerisch. Wir kehren im Kaffi Emil ein, das gleichzeitig Museum, Bücherei, Souvenirshop und Touristeninformation ist und teilen uns ein Stück Torte.

  • Day13

    Arrival at Kirkjufell Mountain

    November 6, 2016 in Iceland ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    We have just arrived at what was to be our first location of the day and the weather is the worst we have experienced so far. Tony says, "These are the worst conditions I've ever driven in." Very astute is Tony ... he doesn't miss a trick!

    We are parked next to the lake below the waterfalls which are a short walk from here ... we can just about see them. The car is shaking from the wind, the rain is horizontal so we'll be sitting here for a while to see if things improve. What do you think?Read more

  • Day14

    Kirkjufellsfoss - Take 2

    November 7, 2016 in Iceland ⋅ 🌬 8 °C

    We awoke to grey skies once more so decided on a more leisurely start in the hope things would brighten up. When we arrived at the small car park it was once again blowing a gale with the now standard fitting of horizontal rain, but at least the view from the car was quite a bit clearer than yesterday. After a while we decided to brave the elements and at least get a photograph rather than leaving with nothing. First Tony, then Rob ventured to the left of the falls to look back towards the mountain which is the classic shot for this location ... except for the grey skies and driving rain, of course.

    We're now back at our accommodation to sort ourselves out for the afternoon and will be exploring the Berserkjahraun lava field.
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  • Day12

    Kirkjufell in the Sunshine

    February 17, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ -5 °C

    First of all, compare the first and last photos of this footprint, because the last one is the very best if what we saw in 2016 when we visited last time. Notice the difference?

    Kirkjufell is also known as the witch's hat mountain because of its shape when seen from a particular angle. It's a magnet for photographers and tourists (Penguins remember) because of the nearby waterfall which is often included in photographs. Search on Google and you'll find a squillion photos of this mountain with and without ice and/or Northern Lights. So we must have our turn of course.

    On this visit, as you can see, the weather was clear with a deep blue sky and clear air. After spending time here we left only to discover a location with fantastic reflections of Kirkjufell but from the opposite side. We managed to find somewhere to park and spent some time here trying to get that magical shot. This was a really good location because there were two mountains reflected in the tidal waters. Look one way for Kirkjufell then in a moment there was another composition of another mountain ... name not looked-up.

    We got some great photos here.
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  • Day13

    That Mountain Again

    February 18, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌬 0 °C

    When we arrived we were entering the twilight zone as the sunset had finished. What we mean by this is the sun was below the horizon because it was far too cloudy for a sunset.

    The tide was in so there was an opportunity for a reflection if the water was calm and the grey skies offered a great contrast against the snow covered mountain. We found a suitable parking spot and headed off with tripods and cameras but without the strange hats and footwear. Are we old codgers on a photography outing? We hope we're not!

    Rob thinks he's got some great photos here but Tony's not so sure so we'll all have to wait to find out how it went. When we went back to the car more people had arrived to catch the very last of the light and you can see just how popular Dacia Duster 4x4 cars are here. There are millions of them!
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  • Day4

    Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall

    September 27, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Unser erstes Ziel am heutigen Tag war mal wieder ein Wasserfall mit dem gleichnamigen Berg im Hintergrund. Hier reihten wir uns in die Masse der unzähligen Fotografen um ein schönes Bild zu schissen!

    Am Rande des Berges knüpften wir auch erste Bekanntschaften zu den isländischen Pferden!

  • Day10

    Kirkjufell berg

    August 7, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Zonsondergang bij Kirkjufell en stuk weg tussen het huisje en daar.
    Dit is de meest bekende berg van IJsland en ook vaak vanuit de waterval gefotografeerd. De berg heeft een slank postuur vanuit deze positie maar is breder vanaf een zijkant. Ook lijkt hij kleiner als in werkelijkheid door het gebruik van een groothoek lens. In werkelijkheid is hij 463 meter hoog.
    Ik heb tevens een mooie Timelapse video kunnen maken van hoe de wolken voorbij razen en het licht verandert.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Grundarfjörður, Grundarfjoerdur, Grundarfjordur, 350, Грундарфьордюр

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