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  • Day4

    Nordlichter

    February 13 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ -1 °C

    Dafür muss es jetzt noch einen extra Footprint geben. Kurz nachdem ich den letzten geschrieben hatte hieß es für uns, Trekking Klamotten an und wieder raus, denn es waren leicht Nordlichter zu sehen. Zu erst nur auf der Kamera als solche zu erkennen, im späteren Verlauf dann auch mit dem bloßen Auge gut zu identifizieren.Read more

  • Day1

    Ankunft in Island

    February 10 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ -2 °C

    Heute gegen 15.00 Uhr Ortszeit sind wir in Island gelandet. Wir wurden gleich mit blauen Himmel und Sonnenschein begrüßt. Mit unseren Mietwagen ging es dann etwa 3 Stunden in den Süden zu unserer ersten Unterkunft. Auf dem Weg dorthin haben wir den ersten Stopp an einem Wasserfall gemacht.

  • Day2

    Schwarzer Strand, Leuchtturm & Flugzeug

    February 11 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Der Tag startete mit starken Regen, wechselnd mit Schnee und, was in Island natürlich nicht fehlen darf, Wind. Wir natürlich voller Tatendrang und guter Laune raus. Nach dem 2. Stopp waren wir beide, trotz sehr guter Kleidung, von oben bis unten durchnässt.
    Nach einer etwa einstündigen Pause in unserem Hostel, um unsere Klamotten zu trocknen, ging es zu einem Flugzeug Wrack. Bei diesem sind wir bis es dunkel wurde geblieben.Read more

  • Day4

    Nächste Unterkunft, Wasserfall & Geysir

    February 13 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ -1 °C

    Gegen 10 Uhr heute morgen hieß es dann Koffer packen, in den Suzuki jimny einladen und los geht’s Richtung Osten, unseren neuen Unterkunft für die nächsten 3 Nächte. Auf dem Weg dorthin haben wir natürlich nochmal einige Stopps gemacht, unter anderen an einer Steilküste mit wunderschönen Blick auf die verschneiten Berge und das stürmisch arktische Meer.
    Danach ging es weiter zu einem Wasserfall, welcher in einer Höhle liegt. In diese gelangt man natürlich nicht so einfach. Der Eingang dazu ist ein Fluss welcher vom Wasserfall Richtung Meer fließt. Über mehrerer schön platziere Steine klettert man in die Höhle zum Wasserfall. Atemberaubend schön.
    Danach nahmen wir Kurs zu unserer Unterkunft und danach noch zu einem Geysir. Dieser bricht etwa alle 5-10 Minuten aus. Und natürlich das auch unglaublich beeindruckend wie viel Kraft die Natur haben kann.
    Am Abend sind wir das erste mal essen gewesen. Das essen war unglaublich gut.
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  • Day6

    Wandern & Nationalpark

    February 15 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ -2 °C

    Wie jeden Tag hieß es auch heute morgen wieder, Trekking Hose, warme Jacke und Wanderschuhe an.
    Als erstes ging es für uns heute wandern, insgesamt etwa 6 km. Das hört sich im ersten Moment gar nicht viel an, jedoch muss man bedenken das etwa die Hälfte der ganzen Strecke steil bergauf ging. Das hatte aber natürlich eine wunderschöne Aussicht zu bieten. Unser Ziel waren heiße Quellen und ein warmer Fluss in dem man Baden kann (auch im Winter). Wir haben uns aber nicht getraut, denn irgendwann muss man ja auch wieder aus dem warmen Wasser raus kommen.
    Nach einer kurzen Pause und essen im Restaurant, es gab Pizza, was die Isländer extrem gut können, ging es für uns zum Nationalpark Þingvellir.
    Dort gab es natürlich auch wieder einen wunderschönen und zugefrorenen Wasserfall und eine unglaublich schöne Sicht.
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  • Day2

    Pingvellir

    November 23, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ 🌬 28 °F

    Well that was an experience!

    We eventually stopped at a UNESCO World Heritage site which is the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates... But we couldn't see much due to the 70 mph winds blowing the surface snow everywhere, causing a whiteout.

    Obviously Icelandic health and safety laws are not as strict as those in the UK!

    Nearly lost Hilary given her choice of coat! She started to hold onto completely random men.....
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  • Day7

    Vanlife

    May 1, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Giggles and card games, inside jokes and passing the time while driving. Happily smushed in together for the upcoming four days with our own little kitchen, washroom and sleeping quarters. Cabinets to explore, luggage to cram in the hold in the back and decisions to be made as to who would sit facing forward and who would sit facing towards the back, who would sleep with whom on which bed and what game was to be played first. The division was clear: adulting, navigating and charting our path for the cab in the front and goofing around, snacks and carefree fun for the back.

    Our first experience in a motor home as a team of six began as soon as we arrived in Iceland. Well, that is to say it began after we waited for our luggage, after we took in some fresh air as we waited for the airport shuttle, after we warmed up in the sunny car rental office for the one and only attendant to help us only to then inform us that we were to wait for the shuttle to the camper van office, which was at a separate location. Once we finally arrived at the actual camper van rental spot it was time to sign papers, watch safety videos and get loaded up in our new borrowed rig. Nerves and excitement were felt as Trevor drove us out of the building and into the bright sunshine.

    As always is the case when traveling, especially with 4 kids, we were behind where we thought we would be in our estimated timeline. Groceries were the first priority. Trevor, Liam, Ava and I headed into the store to buy up what we thought we'd need for the next few days while the two youngest fellas played cards in the motor-home. Thankfully the fellas wanted to stay back to guard our rig because at this point we didn't know how to lock all the doors. We were sure it wasn't rocket science but after a long day of travel, groceries on our minds and a three hour drive ahead of us, we didn't seem to have the head space to sort this seemingly difficult problem out in that moment.

    With plans to live the decedent fancy life in Iceland, we stocked up on high brow items such as pasta, bread, milk, cheese, butter, juice and of course chips and treats. Oh, and we bought one onion and one pepper to jazz up our pasta sauce and a few apples just for good measure. ;) These fresh food stocks were combined with the stashed foods we lugged in our suitcases from Canada, which included things like coffee, peanut butter, oats and energy bars.

    As it was past dinner time, we decided to stay put and cook up a big vat of pasta right then and there in the grocery store parking lot before our drive to Vik. Hungry tired hangry's were setting in and we knew that if we didn't feed ourselves we'd be in for it soon after setting off. We were a bit clunky as we sorted out how to function in the space but thankfully the kids were patient as we cooked. After a good feed, we stuffed our dishes in the sink, tossed the food away and buckled up for our first leg of our time in Iceland.

    Thankfully, Trevor had a good rest on the flight from the Netherlands so he was feeling ready for the trek but unfortunately I couldn't say the same for myself. Exhaustion was setting in for me. Our day began very early that morning back in Friesland. Packing, cleaning, kid-wrangling, Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, a three hour flight, campervan rental fun and grocery acquiring. By the time we were setting out I was about ready to confess quietly to Trevor that I wanted to change our plans and make the suggestion that we camp for the night close by in Grindavik and make the drive to Vik in the morning. Instead, I started by asking him how he was feeling and if he needed anything. Sensing my tiredness, Trevor reassured me with a big smile that he was feeling great, was excited and was very ready to get us safely to Vik. With the kids settled and happy in the back, I sat back as Trevor took the lead. This was teamwork at its best. It's always a good idea to plan out your meltdowns to ensure only one of you is close to one at any given time so the sane one can pick up the slack and carry the load. Although my tired tears were close I settled into navigation and kid duties so that Trevor could drive us to our destination. We sipped away on Diet Coke, snacked on treats and began our drive.

    The sun shone nearly the whole way to our first campground stop. In May, the sun doesn't set in Iceland until nearly midnight. As luck would have it, the weather was brilliant. The wind was down and the sun was out. We donned our sunglasses in the front and took in the gorgeous scenery as we drove. As this was the second time Trevor and I had been to Iceland, this first drive was especially meaningful. We chatted away in the front, reminiscing about our trip a few years back and what looked and felt different, what we remembered and how fun and surreal it was to be able to be here with our four fools, who by this point were whoopin in up behind us. Strangely, our tolerance for their schenangans was uncannily high for this drive. We intermittently shouted back to them to look at the amazing mountain view, see the steam rising out of the ground or take in a nearby waterfall. These pitches for their admiration of the sights around them fell on completely deaf ears for this first drive. It was one of the loudest, funniest, craziest drives we've ever experienced. I wanted to video them at many points but knew that if I brought out my camera that the spell would be broken and their hyper giggles would fade. The kids were functioning solely on adrenaline and treats and were in their own world. We decided to leave them be and focus on the final hour of the drive.

    We arrived in Vik just before midnight, Iceland time, which felt like 2 am Netherlands time to us. As we arrived at the campground, we soon learned that our camping spot was not open as the websites listed and was under construction. However, there were many other camper vans parked in the nearby lot so we soon joined them and found a decent spot to land for the night.

    After a mad dash to find pyjamas, brush teeth, sort out who was sleeping where and wipe away some tired kid tears with some bedtime hugs and cuddles, we all proceeded to crash out for the night. Utterly exhausted and very ready for a few hours rest and recovery, we slept hard that night in anticipation for a big day of exploration ahead of us the next day.
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  • Day19

    Golden Circle tour gone hot

    June 8, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Today our little Bodo-ride took us to the golden circle: main tourist attraction of Iceland. Aside from the asian and american tourists, the sights were awesome! Pingvellir national park, Strokkur Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall (better than Niagrafalls danish scientists say), Fludir secret lagoon (super relaxing and nicely hot) and Kerid crater - beautiful!Read more

  • Day10

    Day 9: 64°23'22" N 20°1'38" W

    September 6, 2015 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Our bike journey is coming to an end. Today was the last day on the Bike. In the afternoon we arrived at a special campspot. It is right next to an hot spring what we really enjoyed after a long day in the saddle. Tomorrow we will take a bus back to Reykjavik.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Suðurland, Sudurland, South, Meridional, Sud, Sul, Syd

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