In the morning we explored Dettifoss, 193 cu metres of water makes it the greatest volume of waterfall in Europe. We caught a beautiful rainbow and a view of the smaller Selfoss. We moved onto Vesturdalur a hiking area with mind-boggling volcanic rock formations. Made a picnic, enjoyed the warm sun, and rolled out our […]
AKUREYRI & MÝVATN.
Drove through Akureyri, saw huge trolls, nature pools, sheep herders, drove through mountainous valleys, explored volcanic country, made camp outside of geothermal hub Mývatn, had some good Icelandic butter, and lawn bowled through the night.
Ísafjörður in the Westfjords was our first destination in the northwestern peninsula of the country. The drive is full of high winds, water falls, windy roads…and sheep as you make your way through the fjords. However, it is some of the most dramatic landscape in the country with mountainous peaks, deep green valleys, separated by the […]
Ísafjörður in the Westfjords was our first destination in the northwestern peninsula of the country. On our way was the first bouldering and climbing area Vaðalfjöll. According to area legend it is also the largest elf palace in the Westfjords. The road to the honeycomb formation is a little rocky but the car we were in got […]
The 7 hour plane ride was perfect compared to the 20+ hours it takes to get to Southeast Asia. We arrived to chilly 45 degree weather and tons of wind which followed us throughout the trip. Our “plan” was to mountain bike but domestic airline baggage costs left us having to scramble to find bike […]