Iceland
Hafnarfjordur

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day9

    Today is our last day of Icelandic adventure as we have a flight to Oslo at 7.50am tomorrow. We are headed back towards Reykjavik today so our first stop was seal watching at Ytri Tunga beach, which is a part if Snaæfellsjökull National Park. There are grey and harbour seals here. We got to see some but they were far away in the water as there was a large tour group on the beach.

    Then we continued to the Gerđuberg Cliffs (also a part of the national park). These cliffs are the longest belt of basalt columns in Iceland. Getting on top of them was pretty easy. It was really windy so we didn't stay there for long.

    Then we drove another one and a half hours to þingvellir National Park because we had booked Silfra snorkelling at 1pm with Troll Expeditions. Its interesting because we were actually snorkelling in a the Silfra fissure between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This fissure is filler with glacial water so we could actually drink it while moving through it. The water was so clear, not to mention cold. 0It was 2°C but we wore dry suits so only our faces and hands had contact with water. My hair got wet too but I didn't realize it until after I took off the mask. The whole tour took around 30 minutes. After that we were given hot chocolate and cookies. Perfect way to end our trip in Iceland.

    Nothing much after that. We just went to our hostel at the outskirts of Reykjavik called Vibrant Iceland hostel to rest for the day. Got to wake up early for out flight back to Oslo later.
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  • Day1

    Maríuhellar lava caves

    March 31, 2017 in Iceland

    This was our first excursion and my introduction to lava caves. We set off with our headlights and gear and went inside. The cave was beautiful!

    There was a skeleton of a lamb that got stuck there during a storm and couldn't find its way out. The ceiling was shimmering in a silver colour, due to very tiny bacteria that lives there. We turned our headlights off and stopped talking, and the only thing you could hear were the water drops that made their way through the rock above and fell on the ground. It was magical.

    Some of us decided to visit the narrowest part of the cave, while some others waited for us outside. We crawled and walked on all fours through the cave, until we made it to what they call Shark's mouth: a wide room that ends with a much narrower part with the roof covered in small pointy stalactites. I'm glad I decided to visit the additional part, it was gorgeous!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Hafnarfjörður, Hafnarfjoerdur, Hafnarfjordur, هافنارفيوردور, Горад Хабнарфіёрдур, Хапнарфьордюр, Χαφναρφιόρδουρ, Hafnarfjarðarkaupstaður, הפנרפיירדיר, Հաբնարֆյորդյուր, ハフナルフィヨルズゥル, ჰაბნარფიორდური, Хабнарфьордюр, 하프나르피외르뒤르, Habnarfjorduras, 220, Хабнарфјердир, Гапнарфйордур, 哈夫纳夫约杜尔

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