Travel Blogs from Höfn
... farmer put a stone on the place of the farmhouse to bring him luck and the tradition has continued (helpted by tour operators of course). The guide said that it was permitted to build cairns in this place - I hope by this she meant that it was discouraged in other places. In Canada it is illegal to build cairns and you can be fined.
It was interesting because it was while we were at this site, the guide got us all to stand around in a circle and ...
... we encounter their famous black beaches. The beaches are made up of black sand and tiny pieces of gravel that landed there as a result of the erupting volcanos many many years ago. The beaches were very wide and flat so there was a beautiful contrast of the beach with the foam of the breaking waves as they rolled very far up the black sand. The mountains in this area were covered in very small gravel, unlike most of the areas that had large chunks ...
... a waterfall, tucked in behind a town on the coast, don't know the name of the town, probably couldn't pronounce it anyway. It was a beautiful waterfall cascading down from the high plateau above which was lake fed according to the sign that I could work out. It turns out there are many waterfalls along this road as the road follows the low section of the coast and for many kilometers the left side of the road is overshadowed by the plateau. it sort of reminded me of a greener ...
... means glacier in Icelandic). Photos don’t do it justice, but even the ride up to the glacier was spectacular, offering sweeping views down into the valleys and over the North Atlantic Ocean.
Once on the ice, we slipped and slid in a convoy of jeeps, stopping once for a group photo and a snowball fight, then again at the edge of the glacier to enjoy the sunset views. Here, a promontory protruded out of the ice, providing ...
... pushed on to see so many sites, that i have a hard time remembering all of them. A quick run down,
- Pingvellir National Park - Moon like landscape with wonderful lake
- Geysir - pretty crazy
- Gulfoss - nice waterfall
- Seljalandsfoss - amazing, you can walk behind as well
- Skogarfoss - Very nice
First night we stayed in the tent at skogarfoss, a beautiful waterfall right beside our campsite.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking