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    • Day17

      Entspannter Urlaub

      July 2, 2020 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      Gut ausschlafen, entspannt frühstücken, im Triathlon Magazin lesen und dann mit Jona fast eine Stunde Frisbee und Fußball spielen. So startet man gut in den nächsten sonnigen Tag.

      Danach ging es direkt weiter zum Mittagessen in einem kleinen Restaurant in Hofsós.

      Nach einem Spaziergang am Hafen und der Küste entlang, war wieder der Besuch eines Schwimmbads angesagt. Hier geht man einfach gerne ins Schwimmbad, denn die bisherigen Bäder sind sehr schön angelegt, es gibt warmes Wasser inkl. Whirlpool mit 38-40 Grad und man kann die frische Luft so noch besser genießen. Das heutige Schwimmbad hat zurecht schon viele Auszeichnungen gewonnen, da es sich als Infinity Pool gut in die Landschaft einbettet und man einen traumhaften Blick auf den Fjord hat.
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      Welches Boot habt ihr genommen?


      Leni und Jona fanden alle gut ;-)


      Bei der Aussicht bringt selbst Schwimmtraining Spaß 😂


      Da bin ich gleich mal einen Kilometer geschwommen.


      Ein echter KSC-Nachwuchs ⚽️

    • Day12

      The Northern Lights

      November 5, 2016 in Iceland ⋅ 🌙 -1 °C

      This is why the diary wasn't updated last night.

      The temperatures dropped to -4C whilst we eat our evening meal and the skies were clear so we decided to grab our cameras and drive back along the route to try a find a dark location ... and wait.

      Rob has an App on his phone which predicts the chance of seeing the Aurora ... he would, wouldn't he! Tony is definitely experiencing the technology age on this trip.

      We waited in the car for a hour or so and with the forecast still low (though improving) we were on the point of calling it a day.

      And then they arrived. At first there was just a tint, a mere mist of light in the north, but within seconds we were treated to a display of shimmering curtains of green that continually changed shape and brightness. Our moment had come and we tried to capture it all as best we could.

      Unfortunately the phone could only produce what we've uploaded so the photos we took we'll bring back for you to see.

      So it happened ... our wishes came true and what a fantastic end to a stunning day.
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      Brian Glover

      Sorry Rob. .... but the photo from the phone looks like it was one of my attempts and I had forgotten to take my finger off the viewfinder. :-) LI am glad you both had a great day and I am sure the photos you bring back will be amazing. Looking forward to seeing all of them!

      Robert Roalfe

      Look forward to seeing the photos Rob - have only seen a glimpse of them in Norway.

    • Day23

      Weer zwemmen

      August 6, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Zwemmen in het bad met het mooiste uitzicht van IJsland maar eerst lunch (en parkeren voor de deur ;-)

      Tijdens het zwemmen brak zelfs de zon nog even door. Het water was heerlijk warm, komt al warm uit de grond. En zoals de reisgids beloofde een geweldig uitzicht!
      IJslanders zijn wel erg van de hygiëne bij zwembaden. Iedereen moet van tevoren naakt douchen met zeep en vooral oksels, van onderen en je voeten. Er zijn alleen groepskleedruimtes en doucheruimtes compleet met zeepdispensers. Gisteren was er een meisje heel moeilijk aan het doen met een handdoek maar dat valt alleen maar meer op.
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      Inderdaad een mooi uitzicht, gaaf

    • Day10

      Badetag auf isländisch

      July 14, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

      Jede isländische Ortschaft, die etwas auf sich hält, nennt ein Schwimmbad mit heißem Außenbecken und Hot Tube ihr Eigen. So auch die kleine Ortschaft Hofsós, welche besonders stolz auf den Ausblick ihres Schwimmbades ist. Völlig zurecht. Zu unserem Glück gelangen, aufgrund der Abgelegenheit, nur wenige Touristen in diesen Teil der wunderschönen Tröllaskagi (Troll-Halbinsel). Wir genossen nicht nur die wohlig warmen 38°C bei 12°C Außentemperatur und starker Meeresbriese, sondern auch den atemberaubenden Ausblick. Theresa hatte besonderen Spaß am Plantschen, und war danach so müde, dass wir noch weiter nach Westen in Richtung Westfjorde fuhren, wo auch das Wetter in den nächsten Tagen am stabilsten sein soll. Sollte das Wetter dennoch regnerisch werden, sind wir nicht darum verlegen, das Badevergnügen zu wiederholen.
      Am Rande sei noch erwähnt, dass auch Swami heute seinen ersten Badetag seit unserer Abreise vor neun Tagen hatte. Wir waren es ihm sehr vergönnt.
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      Tolles Foto


      Waschtag 😉


      Eine traumhafte Aufnahme. Bin begeistert. LG Gabi

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    • Day8

      Tunnel Vision

      May 15, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C is Monday....our 2nd Monday in Iceland. We slept in Akureyri last night.....well located "apartment" in the middle of the main downtown area. We opt to stick around for awhile and tour on foot. We climb countless steps to the church (it was closed) and then proceed a short distance to a lovely botanical garden (it was open). We make our way back into the town square....several blocks of shops, cafes and assorted businesses. Stop for a photo op with the Trolls (NOT a rock band), have a quick snack and then totally pig out on ice cream before leaving town.

      We head north to Dalvik and keep on going. We encounter a 3km tunnel enroute to Siglufjordur followed by a 7km tunnel, a 3 km tunnel and finally an 800m tunnel. Some were one lane so we had to practice our "tunnel etiquette".... we passed with flying colours. Of course we did...we're Canadian.

      "Siglu" was awesome. Apparently in its hay day, 10000 people worked there....fishin'. What else?? Nowadays, it is a touristy stop and hiker heaven. It is what Port Stanley wants to be. We eventually left but not without incident. There were NO signs pointing the way out towards the highway we needed. We did a lap (or 2) around one block before finally stopping to ask some locals (who sounded Russian or Polish) for directions. Turns out they were sitting at the corner we needed to turn at. Onward and upward. Oh yea.....MORE upward for me as well as more water. To top things off, the road had sections in need of paving. Despite my fears, it was a breathtaking drive as we headed to our final stop du jour----Hofsos.

      We arrive in Hofsos....eventually get our reserved lodging figured out and walk down to THE pool to inquire about closing times and protocol. In the time this takes, the one and only source of groceries closes (@ 6) so it'll be whatever cheese,crackers,salsa&chips we still have left over. Oh well, shit happens. Our accommodation last night in Akureyri provided a door code which rendered a front desk person utterly useless. Tonight's place is so polar opposite of last night's that I don't think the distance between the two can be quantified. We literally walked into an unlocked, empty house!!!! 5 rooms, all with keys in their seperate doors and NOBODY home !! Talk about low tech. I feel like I am back in the 60's when people still left their front doors unlocked. Well, turns out We are not back in the 60's......this town (Hofsos) IS the 60's.

      We adjourn to THE pool for about an hour long soak and swim. THE pool is an infinity pool overlooking the fjord. It also comes with a "hot pot" which is a large jacuzzi-like pool without the jets. Say the least...the views are why THE pool has helped put Hofsos on the tourist map.

      We return "home" and shortly thereafter our "host" arrives to collect our payment. At least she is somewhat high tech....she has a portable credit card machine in her hand!! We are the only guests tonight so "party on Wayne". She informs us we must visit the Emigration Centre tomorrow. Apparently it deals with Icelanders who emigrated to Canada. "Will do."

      Quiet night here....they rolled up the street at 6 p.m remember!! At least the pool stayed open til 8. Did I mention that THE pool is outdoors?? Open year round. There...I have provided a FREE travel plug for Hofsos.

      No concrete plans tomorrow. Borgarnes is a possible destination......Lonely Planet speaks highly of the town and surrounding area. One of these days we will get to rush.
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      Arlene Wood

      Look like the Giant Causeway in Northern Island...Beautiful. Lovely looking day.

      Jeff Chartrand

      Michelle and I really like these fishing village pictures

    • Day9

      Late Night Oooohs and Ahhhhs

      May 16, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      So, what do you do in a village that closes at 6 pm? Nothing....other than taking a dip in THE pool (see previous post). If you're still awake much longer cuz you are reading news and sports on-line, you spot something orange out of the corner of your room's window. Upon further examination, you go outside,walk around back of the house and see this at 10:45 p.m local time.

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      Arlene Wood


      George Strathopolous


    • Day9

      Hofsos Panoramabad

      July 23, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Schweren Herzens mussten wir dann doch Akureyri verlassen und so langsam Richtung Reykjavík zurück fahren. Unser letztes Zwischenziel vor Keflavik war Borganes am unteren Ende der Snaefellsjökull-Halbinsel.
      Wieder eine längere Etappe mit kleinem Umweg über Hofsós, wo uns von verschiedenen Seiten das Panoramabad empfohlen wurde. Je näher wir wieder dem Meer kamen, desto besser wurde das Wetter und in Hofsós schien dann die Sonne. Das ist ein einfaches Schwimmbecken mit 26 Grad Wasser und einem HotTub. Aber die Aussicht aus dem Becken ist ein Traum. Ähnlich einem Infinitypool konnten wir über das Wasser des Schwimmbeckens bis in den Fjord und dessen Inseln schauen. Einfach nur schwimmen und staunen.
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