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Hvammshreppur

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  • Day23

    Reykjavik to Vik, Iceland.

    September 3, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Very busy day today. We drive to Pingvellir National Park, the site of the ancient parliament founded in 930 AD and still active today. The park is also the site of where the earth is splitting apart due to the forces of the Great Atlantic Rift. We then drive onto Haukadalur, a geothermal area and where Storkkur erupts every 5-10 minutes. Continuing on through to one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls, Gullfoss or "the golden waterfall"
    Lunch at Efstidalur farm which is self sustaining and you can see the cattle in barn through the window next to you. Could see a glacier in background
    Next is a visit to Fridheimar farm where they grow tomatoes under a geothermal greenhouse. Very yummy tomatoes! There were also some Icelandic horses there, they do rides and teach horseriding.
    Porvaldseyri farm visit and film about surviving Eyjafallajokull volcano eruption in 2010. The whole farm was covered in layers of ash, now completely clean and very fertile soil from that. They also have a very good family museum of old household and farm articles.
    3 cuts of big round silage bales wrapped in plastic. Many fields with them. The pink ones 10% more expensive but the 10 % goes to breast cancer and blue ones to prostate cancer.
    Some farms have hot springs and make lots of many by selling the energy/heat to their neighbours/village. Many "summer house" villages near these springs.
    In afternoon drizzle and fog limiting views.
    Lots of water, lots of drains. Ash fields, rocky black basalt. Very furtile soil, lovely chocolate colour like north Tassie soil- spud country. Grow anything. Lots of "empty" farm land as many people leave for other countries or to Reykjavik. Large % of Icelanders live in Reykjavik (population 200 000)
    Into hotel about 7.30. Buffet at Hotel Katla in Vik. Lots of different food. Smoked or roast horse. Beef tongue. Arctic char fish
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  • Day30

    Barst

    August 13, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    In Sneafellsness had ik al een klein sterretje opgelopen, gewoon op een asfaltweg door een tegenligger. Schoon gemaakt en afgeplakt om na de vakantie te laten maken.
    Vandaag gebeurde na Vik hetzelfde met waarschijnlijk een grotere steen. De ruit is net niet door midden :-(

    Het is net naast het blikveld en ga er gewoon mee naar huis rijden...
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    Suzanne Van Der Tol

    Oei doe voorzichtig!

    8/13/17Reply
    Bart en Mieke

    Doe ik.

    8/13/17Reply
    Bart en Mieke

    Ik heb nog een jeep voorzien van banden met spikes zien staan. Als je daar in de zomer mee over asfalt rijdt krijg je vanzelf losse steentjes

    8/15/17Reply
     
  • Day4

    Grot gebruikt in Rogue One

    August 1, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Even langs de grot die te zien is in het begin van Rogue One, genaamd Hjörleifshöfdi.
    Op dit uitgestrekte zwarte strand in de intro van de film oogenomen.
    Ongelooflijk maar hier en daar groeit nog gras tussen dat zwarte strandRead more

  • Day4

    Lodny dennik bradateho horala 17

    April 9, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Z Viku sme sa vybrali do hor, spravit trochu tutistiky. Zatial najlepsi zazitok. Chodili sme cca 5 hodin, prekonavali rieky, priesmyky, doliny a kopce. Nadherne vyhlady, konecne nam svietilo celu cestu slnko.Read more

    krásne zábery :-)

    4/11/17Reply
     

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