Iceland
Westfjords

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31 travelers at this place:

  • Day27

    Ach du herrliches Popöchen

    August 15, 2017 in Iceland

    Wenn das hier der Arsch der Welt ist, dann aber der schönste und knackigste Apfelpopo 😊 die Westfjorde sind ein Traum! Und dann noch bei Sonnenschein und Rugbraud mit Erdnussbutter. Besser geht kaum noch .... na, vielleicht nach der einsamsten Joggingrunde ever im hot tub an der Küste entspannen.

  • Day29

    Tief im Westen...

    August 17, 2017 in Iceland

    ...wo die Sonne zum Glück doch scheint :) Was soll ich sagen, die Westfjorde sind und bleiben traumhaft! 9 Grad in der Sonne und 2 Grad in der Nacht sind für mich zwar kein Sommer, aber bis jetzt hat sich mein Schlafsack sehr gut gehalten. Morgen geht's dann wieder in Richtung Süden.

  • Day30

    Another hot tub day-end

    August 18, 2017 in Iceland

    Nach ner Menge Tramperglück (2 Isländer und 1 Australier) bin ich nun am Vatnsfjördur angekommen. Da zahlt sich das trampen wieder einmal aus. Der Tipp mit dem natürlichen Hot tub direkt am Meer kam von meinem ersten isländischen Fahrer heute Morgen.

  • Day7

    Day 7, Isafjordur

    September 7, 2017 in Iceland

    Well hello everyone, today's dock was in Isafjordur. No actual dock so we just pulled up out to sea and tendered in. We had a leisurely breakfast in the restaurant as to let everyone off as we didn't have any trips planned. Got chatting to a nice couple from New York and they gave us a list of different but interesting places to see when we get there next week. We disembarked the ship and had a wander around the town. It was a very small town and was quite pretty but not really a great deal to do. The weather wasn't too bad today, we had quite a bit of sunshine and we hit a high of 7 degrees in the height of the sun. However, wait for it, we are expected to reach 13 degrees in Reykjavik tomorrow, woohoo, could be down to just 2 jumpers tomorrow and only a couple of pairs of socks 😂😂. We got back on the ship just after 1 and had some lunch whilst overlooking the Iceland Sea in the sun. We decided to hit the hot tubs on the open deck this afternoon and we're chatting to a lovely lady from Colorado. She was telling us all about the bears and the mountain lions they see where they live. We were delayed leaving tonight due to a fuel problem, 30 minute delay but won't impact our dock tomorrow. We spent the evening out on deck watching "The Mummy" on the movies under the stars. Got the blanket count down to 3, was toasty, but by god it was Baltic when I moved at the end. It's currently 9.30pm, the skies are very clear and the sun is going down in the starboard side of the ship and the moon is rising on the port side. As it's so clear, we are just going for tea and cake at the back of the ship and then going to look for the Northern Lights later. Reykjavik tomorrow, early dock. See you all there 👍Read more

  • Day31

    Birdscliff

    August 19, 2017 in Iceland

    So, das wars. Wenn ich weiter westlich will, muss ich schwimmen. Also ab Richtung Süden.

  • Day7

    Skaftafell National Park

    February 12 in Iceland

    We were scheduled to visit Skaftafell yesterday but had ended up at the ice cave and so decided we'd do it today and not miss out. We arrived at the visitor centre to discover it's no longer free to park which was a bit of a nuisance, though they had completely redone the visitor centre and cafe so that has to be paid for somehow. We immediately organised our gear and headed down the trail for about 1.25 miles to the end/nose/stub, or whatever, of the Skaftafell glacier tongue which nestles below Iceland's highest mountain. As we approached along the footpath we were presented with a stunning view of the glacier with its rich blue colours and a frozen lake containing a scattering of blue icebergs.

    As we arrived you can see there were clear skies and sunshine but during our time there it became cloudy and the light changed. This simply resulted in different colours in the ice making it appear even more blue than it was in the sunshine. The temperature dropped tremendously though and we both suffered from extremely cold fingers. It was definitely worth the visit and hopefully we have photographs to prove it. We were able to get quite close to the glacier though perhaps not as close as it felt. We were midgets against its size and to get right up to it meant walking on the frozen lake ... a risk not really worth taking though one person had a go, just like the people at Fjallsarlon. Are we chickens or wise?
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  • Day6

    Z'Nacht

    August 18, 2017 in Iceland

    Mit dem Wasserkocher zubereitet 🌭

    Restaurants sind einfach viel zu teuer in Island 😔 Als Schweizer sind wir uns ja hohe Preise gewöhnt, dennoch kein Vergleich zu Island (z.B. 27.- für einen Cesars Salad, 40.- für ein "normales" Gericht...😲)
    So schlagen wir uns mit Tütensuppen, Instant-Nudeln, Brötchen und Würstchen durch 🤑

You might also know this place by the following names:

Vestfirðir, Vestfirdir, Westfjords, Fiordos occidentales, Fjords de l'ouest, Fiordi occidentali, Fiordes do Oeste, Västfjordarna

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