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Anyone that knows me knows I love food, and one meal I always like to do properly is breakfast.
But how do you make a proper breakfast in the middle of nowhere? You make a bonfire.
I had carried, chopped down (using a rock, the ground's inclination and my feet) and stored a wood board found on the beach the night …
... The Eldgjá, a volcanic eruption fissure about 30 km (19 mi) long, which erupted in the year 936, is part of the same volcanic system. Before the Hringvegur (the main ring road round the island) was built, people feared traversing the plains in front of the volcano because of the frequent jökulhlaups (glacial floods) and the deep rivers to be crossed, although the road is still vulnerable to major events. Especially dangerous was the ...
... only look across the river and wonder at the scale - it's impossible to know as there is nothing anywhere near that you know the real size of.
We found our guesthouse in Höfn to be right on the Harbour, also shrouded in mist (although the trip had been clear) and right opposite the No 1 and 2 ranked restaurants. So we ate in No 1, luckily by going across as soon as we got in (we'd missed our usual lunchtime sandwiches) - another ...
... I'm like, I don't have much cash (kroner). I went ahead, knocked on the door, and the son had to help interpret. I explained I did not have kroner, but would he take American dollars? He said he would and did the conversion. I was never so grateful in my life! I talked to them for a bit and explained that I grew up on a farm, too.
The pictures ...
... base; couldn't see that
over the rise.) The photo op would have been better if the clouds weren't hugging
the top of the mountain but it was an interesting exercise to try to take pictures
using the surf as a reflecting foreground element. Larry found the high (maybe
2 meter?) black-sand dunes with sea oats growing like "hair" on the tops to be
a good photo challenge.
From there, we drove through a fairly-long tunnel ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
We stayed in one of the cabins, very cosy and warm and the 2 toilets was a great thing. The main guest house is also very cool, fully equipped kitchen was definitively a plus.
The only bad thing is the Internet connection, having wi-fi only on the entrance hall is not enough for such a nice place in this day and age.
Would definitively recommend to any travellers or people looking to explore the area!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.