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Travel Blogs from Höfn
... today would be an easy day, just driving and taking in the sights no serious walking or adventures, right? Ha is all I can say, the first distraction was the lava landscape its quite unusual in as much as its lumpy lava and there is not trees or any other vegetation except for the thick layer of moss growing all over the lava, its from years of collection ash and dust from the volcanic actions and its very green so its gives the landscape a very interesting look I must say. The second ...
... 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.
... a very-distinct white-ice to black-sand separation. Both of us playedwith the 6x ND filter to cut down the light so would could photograph thesurf near a piece of ice and get a "white-streaking" effect at a slow shutterspeed. But even with the ND filter and setting the sensor at ISO 100, the slowestwe could get was maybe 2 seconds at f16.
Tony took us to another lagoon west of Jokulsarlon called Fjallsarlon (translation:mountain river ...
Coming back into Hofn for gas (and to wash some diesel fuel off the outside
of his Nissan with an outside car wash..in Iceland?), we headed back west to an
interesting stop at a mountain-based hydroelectric station (with a really long
name.) The sign said it only produced 1400KW but the source was way up the
mountain. Again, if Tony didn't know about it, we wouldn't have driven a rental
vehicle up that road! But the ...
... they realize we were looking forward to our lamb dinner! Another reason to stay here - the food was good even if choices were limited. Basically, it was organic lamb or arctic char - in several different preparations. The smoked artic char as an appetizer was particularly good and Paul mentioned his lamb was tender and flavorful. The lamb indeed came from the very farm we were staying in - the menu staying true to the two key local ingredients - sheep and ...