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... from the main tourist areas, the people are happy. It would be impossible to be glum (in summer) with so much natural beauty around one. On the other hand, the materials advise that winters are extremely harsh and survival is the name of the game. So much so that Icelandic sheep and horses have evolved genetically within the 1300 years since they were introduced, so as to survive.
Today, we have returned to Myrvatn for, what is for me, a very special treat. While Jen ...
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We then ventured to see the Hverfjall Volcano or Crater. Thus imposing monster measures about one kilometre in diameter and is 140 metres at its deepest point. The weather has improved a little and we decide to walk to the top on one of the two tracks that visitors can use. It is quite a long, steep walk on a dusty surface and by the time we neared the top, Noel had defined it as a RHO ...
... Icelanders are a tough lot, and they demand the same from their vehicles!
The trail here was short, just over a mile, and took us to a grouping of surreal basalt formations. Basalt is a major building block of Iceland – spewed up by the country's more than 20 volcanoes. The rapid cooling of this particular form of lava produces a fascinating beehive-look of polygonal columns. A grotto of this basalt provided a unique backdrop for a ...
... was barely noticeable above the snow. The trip back was through the valley and consisted of multiple river / stream crossings. Fun.
After the hike we decided to head to Vopnafjordur right in a fjord beside the ocean. which was much calmer. We set up the tent just in time for a little rain storm.
We have found the hot water in iceland is right out of the geothermal system as it always is almost too hot and smells ...
... at 9:30 and our first stop was a hydro-electric power station. We went underground to see the turbine and it is probably the only power station to have a sculpture display. The old turf farmhouse and museum at Grenjadarstadur was fascinating. it had been lived in until 1947 and was a maze of small low rooms. The valley was broad and flat and looked very bleak covered in snow. We arrived in the picturesque fishing village of Husavik in time ...