Iceland
Stykkisholmur

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  • Day15

    Stykkishólmur

    August 12, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Der Wind steigert sich Tag um Tag. Heute ist es wirklich so heftig, das wir keine Touren machen können. Das heißt aber für uns Mädels hier: wir haben alle einen Tag frei :)
    Um uns ein bisschen nützlich zu machen verbinden wir Großeinkauf beim Supermarkt Bónus mit einer Sightseeing-Runde. Wir fahren bis nach Stykkishólmur und kommen auf dem Weg an einem der berühmtesten Berge Islands vorbei. Dem Kirkjufell (Kirchberg), der den Namen durch die kirchturmartigen Form erhalten hat.
    Während der einstündigen Fahrt kommen wir aber noch an zahlreichen weiteren Wasserfällen und Aussichtspunkten vorbei.
    Den Nachmittag nutze ich um zu entspannen und zu lesen.
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  • Day3

    Stykkisholmur

    September 24, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Nächstes Ziel war Stykkisholmur, eine kleine Stadt mit einem Hafen und einer kleinen Insel, die auf hohen Steinfelsen gewachsen ist. Auf der Insel sind wir dann eine Runde lang spaziert und anschließend in einem schönen kleinen Café eingekehrt.

  • Day9

    Werkstatt wir kommen

    October 4, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Bevor der Urlaub in einer Katastrophe endet sind wir in die Werkstatt gefahren. Es hat genau 5 min und 5 Schläge mit dem Hammer auf die Felge gebraucht und wir konnten weiter düsen. Und siehe da... die Luft hält 💪🏼

  • Day12

    Travelling to Stykkishólmur

    November 5, 2016 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Having had a bit of a lie-in after the excitement of the Northern Lights until 1.30am, we had breakfast and set off for our next stop: Stykkishólmur.

    The weather was pretty good and remained dry but we made the mistake of choosing to follow the coast road around the peninsula north west of Sauðárkrókur. It was dirt track all the way and the scenery not as spectacular as yesterday. In fact, most of our journey today was on unsurfaced roads mostly manufactured from pot holes so the drive was long and tiring. No photography today really, except the odd totally uninterested Iceland horse and wide landscape views that simply don't work when squashed onto a camera sensor.

    We've just had a lovely evening meal and picked up some useful locations for photography from our waitress. There should be some good opportunities over the next two days. Fingers crossed for good weather.
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  • Day14

    Weather

    November 7, 2016 in Iceland ⋅ 🌬 9 °C

    A short interlude to talk about the weather we've been experiencing during our trip. As you've seen, we've pretty much seen the lot from high winds to snow and frost with pretty much everything in between. Perhaps not as much sun as we'd have preferred but it has been with us at times.

    Today was undoubtedly the wettest experience so far. So how have we got on coping with what, at times, has been hours of rain?

    Clothing-wise it's been fine even in low temperatures. One of our followers has referenced the saying that "there is no such thing as the wrong weather, only the wrong clothes" and that has definitely been our experience. When we say we've been getting wet that hasn't been our delicate bodies but our outer layers and equipment. At no point have we really felt the cold nor got truly deep-down soaked. We've really been quite warm and snug at times.

    We have both commented on how well our equipment has survived our adventures and, as you can see in the photo taken today, our cameras have been well and truly soaked at times. The biggest problem has been keeping the lens free of rain droplets and this has been a real nuisance, especially when we're also battered by the wind. We are using cameras with good weather sealing though so in case you're thinking of taking your camera into the shower with you, just check your instruction book first!

    What we can say about photography in the conditions we've experienced at times, is you can only take it for so long. Eventually all your microfibre cloths are wet and you simply crave coffee and cake ... and that's how we finished today.
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  • Day11

    Comfort Food

    February 16, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    Oooooohh! That's Tony's description of the chocolate cake we both had to end our meal this evening. We have four nights left and we are once again in a hotel rather than B&B which is a nice way to finish. Don't get us wrong, all the places we've stayed have been great and in all cases we've been made to feel extremely welcome.

    So, having spoiled ourselves we have discussed what we'll be doing tomorrow and now it's time to finish for the day. What will tomorrow bring? .... we'll tell you tomorrow night.
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  • Day2

    Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde

    June 3, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Wir bereisen heute die Halbinsel Snæfellsnes. Einst Schauplatz der Kontinentalplattenverschiebung, wovon heute noch Lavafelder und Vulkankegel zeugen. Der letzte Ausbruch war zwar vor rund 1‘000 Jahren, das Vulkansystem - welches sich über eindrückliche 90km erstreckt - gilt aber noch immer als aktiv.
    Die malerische Gegend war Inspiration für Jules Vernes „Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde“. Tatsächlich bieten die verschiedenen Lavaformationen allen, die über eine rege Fantasie verfügen, genug Vorlagen um Trolle, Elfen oder eben auch das Tor zum Erdmittelpunkt zu entdecken.
    Hin und wieder verlassen wir die Küstenstrasse, besuchen Basaltsteinformationen, wandern durch Lavafelder oder gönnen uns ganz einfach ein paar Waffeln in einem netten Kaffee mit Meerblick. Was will man mehr.
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  • Day2

    Stykkishólmur

    July 8, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Just arrived at the Harbour Hostel in that town, i'm dead tired but it's always sunny here so..
    Ce matin en quittant l'autre auberge, j'ai du combattre les oiseaux qui m'attaquaient pendant 10min avant qu'un monsieur m'amène à la prochaine ville pour déj.
    Apres 2 QC mon ramassé et j'ai passé la majorité de la journée avec eux ce fut bien agréable.
    Me rendre à l'auberge que je suis en ce moment fut un miracle(got lucky) y'avait pas un char sa route ou j'étais mais bon.. Voici quelques photos des bons spots ajd!
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Stykkishólmur, Stykkisholmur, SYK, 340

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