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... of Window Rock, AZ.
Halfway through the walk we split into two groups. I took the easy way out over the lava gravel trail, while part of the group hiked straight up the side of this cone for a walk around the rim of the crater. The trail was steep and sandy but the view was reported to be impressive!
Even the ...
... Curiously, there was no name at the location. I puzzled it out from the description of a geocache located near it.
The night's lodging is not in town (the nearest would be Egilsstaddur). It is more of a country hotel. Nice enough but it limits the dining options. We opted out of the grand Icelandic traditional buffet for 6700 ISK. Items like dried horse, sheep tongues, cow cheeks, horse filet, etc. just weren't appealing. We went to the ala carte dinner which was just ...
... keep the moisture off of the camera. Again don’t know that for a fact this is just this writers’ speculation.
We did actually do some sightseeing today. We actually drove from the southeast corner of Iceland to the north east corner of Iceland. We visited (drove through) several small fishing towns. The first one and definitely the best was Djupivogur. There was nothing really remarkable about it ...
... sides. That was the point so far in my journey where I could see the farthest from any single point: if my map-interpreting skills are correct there was one mountain I could easily see that was at least a third of Iceland's diameter away. After a long and relatively uneventful drive through more beautiful ice fields, I made it to the town of Egilsstadir, where I found another youth hostel and crashed. Until next time,
Your wayward adventurer,
... with black stripped icebergs. Our next stop we arranged a zodiac boat tour of the famous glacier lagoon of Jokulsarlon. Jökulsárlón (literally "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland. It evolved into a lagoon after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the Icelandic glaciers. The lagoon now stands 0.93 miles away from ...