Day 19–Ferry ride and Northern Lights

Today we leave the West Fjords and head south on the car ferry Ferjan Baldur. It’s a 3 hour boat ride and we had internet connectivity the whole way. I still got a little bored and had a nice nap on the way. Looking at the forecast for tomorrow it was going to be overcast…

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Day 18 – Dynjandi

Today’s highlight was the trip to Dynjandi. We’ve seen a lot of waterfalls by now but I think Dynjandi is the prettiest with it’s wide veil. You see this waterfall many k’s away and it gets more impressive the closer you get. It’s actually a series of waterfalls with a total height around 100 meters….

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Day 16-17 Rainy West Fjords

Saturday – Our run of good weather has ended for now. It’s been a pretty bleak drive to get to  Ísafjörður. We’re taking the opportunity to rest and enjoy staying in the one hotel for 2 nights in a row and to try and get some washing done in the sink and make use of…

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Day 14 15–Heading West

Day 14 – After a disappointing night, and a bleak outlook we weren’t keen on an early start so took out time to head west today. First stop to break up the drive was Goðafoss. I’d had it on my list originally, then removed it as there were more impressive waterfalls but last minute to…

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Day 12–Dettifoss

This morning we set off on a little adventure to find the location of a photo I’d spotted – Bjolfur. It’s just before the turnoff to Seydisfjordur. It’s a small gravel road and all I have is my memory of the photo and a rough lat/long other than the name. We find the sign that…

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Day 11–Bye Icebergs, Off to The East

After being told about the previous night’s Northern Lights I woke about once an hour and looked out the window in hope of the elusive green in the sky to no avail. Up early for sunrise to head back to Jökulsárlón to get the Icebergs in the morning light. We headed for the beach and…

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Day 8–The Golden Circle

Today was a massive day – lots to see and a long way to drive. We’d  made the right sacrifice as the weather gods were in our favour today. We had clear skies and amazing light. We picked up our CX-5 – probably the grubbiest rental we’ve ever had. The good thing is we don’t…

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