Iceland
Westfjords

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40 travelers at this place:

  • Day27

    Ach du herrliches Popöchen

    August 15, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    ...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 ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    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.

  • Day9

    Check one off our bucket list!

    October 5, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌙 30 °F

    WOW...Wow...Wow. Tonight was clear for a change but, the aurora was only projected to be a 2 on a scale of 0-9. The northern lights danced overhead tonight. At first it was quiet and just fuzzy area to my naked eye. Suddenly it snaked, dance, spinning and brilliant. Les has lots and lots of shots. While it was spectacular for me, the color captured by his camera, as I said WOW..Wow !Wow. One of the leaders, Kerik, has scene them about 5 times but, this was the best he has scene. We have #3, #4, and #6 nights coming up. Hopefully the sky’s are clear then too.Read more

  • Day15

    A quiet day a the hotel.

    October 11, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 41 °F

    A rainy, cold day, so the group is having a “stay day.” Everyone is either working on photographs on their computer, or going back to the factory to do more pictures. That’s what is great about this location there is indoor place to take photos. It is colder than ... but it is dry. We are learning how to use the digital photo processing software called Lightroom. It even has a app for my iPad.
    Magnús is the hotel manger and cook. His is getting married in a couple of weeks. He asked me to do a pastel painting for his wedding guest book so I spent the day working on that.
    Tonight is another slideshow. Each person puts in 6 pictures to have everyone discuss. I even am putting in my ipad photos. Anyway here are some of Les’s pics of the factory...
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  • Day7

    Day 7, Isafjordur

    September 7, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 48 °F

    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

  • Day7

    Skaftafell National Park

    February 12, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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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  • Day8

    We made it to Djupavik

    October 4, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ❄️ 34 °F

    It was a four hour drive to our hotel from the airport. We stopped an hour out at what I can only describe as islandic trunk stop. Cold, rainy and windy...Les and I shared a hamburger. Then we drove through the country side heading north...lots of foss or waterfalls and mountains with fresh snow. The last hour was on a narrow, gravel road with lots of potholes. This road hugged the hills/cliffs along the fjord and coast . They really didn’t slow down so it was an exciting ride. But the place is worth the ride, lovely room, great food, and two dogs to pet. Only trouble is there is no decaf coffee...I am a little jittery. The hotel was built as the rooming house for women working in the fish factory, next door in the 1930’s. The stairs to our room are steep and narrow, Les and I are little afraid of them. We are in bed now with the sound of rain and sleet on the window at our head. Very cozy.Read more

  • Day9

    The Real Islandic experience

    October 5, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 32 °F

    Awoke to a nice Islandic breakfast spread. Then its off to take photos...it was a balmy -7 C. Little breezes. We stopped at least 4 times this morning. One sketch for Jill and lots of pics for Les. Jill also walked along the road ahead of the vans to get her steps in. Lunch was great warm homemade bread, hot mushroom soup...afternoon tour of the old factory for Les, Jill is staying in the lodge doing pastel drawing.Read more

  • Day10

    Lunch, seaside swim, and a walk.

    October 6, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 36 °F

    We first ate our sandwiches in the car because it was so cold. Then we walked down to this neighborhood hot spring pool which is right on the edge of the sea. You have to take a shower first, then move quickly into the pool because it soooo cold. But the pool is wonderful and it had a hot tub with really hot water. Then we headed back, stopping to take pictures of rocks along the sea. Everyone got busy, I (Jill) walked ahead to get my steps, took a lot of iPad pics and walked for about 45 minutes.Read more

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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