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Travel Blogs from Höfn
... of lava.
Hofn was our destination for the night. It is another fishing town with 2000 inhabitants, but lots of great restaurants and hotels and guest houses. We ate at Pakkhus Bar and Grill as was recommended by a fellow bathing couple, from Canada, when we were at the hot baths in Lake Myvatn. This is the lobster capital of Iceland, so we ate the specialty. The meal consisted of warm feta cheese in phyllo packets, langoustine duo, ...
... of the western end of the Nullabor crossing near Eucla. Not my fault if you haven't been there either just get on your bike in your car or start walking because you should be out there checking out our beautiful country. And everyone needs to drive across the Nullabor at least once in their lives. the next distraction is the Glaciers, yes they can be seen from the road and yes they are huge, so there are parking spots along the road which is good, so you just stop at each of the ...
... Dyrholahey ("Doorway hill Island) - Black sand beaches, Puffins, Crashing surf, truly amazing, and almost drove right by
- Reynisfjara - Stone columns
- Svartifoss - Hike, very nice
- Skaftafellsstofa / Glacier hike - Stunning, but a little cold and rainy
- Touring through Vatnajokulspjodgardur National Park - Yes that is the real name. and yes it it is an amazing place, never been so close to a glacier field that ...
... was fed from a glacier on the opposite side but didn'thave an obvious outlet to the ocean. Most of the surface was frozen so it didn'thave the individual pieces of ice flowing in it but did have some large "bergs"one of which appeared in the shape of some large animal. We still haven't comeclose to mastering Tony's "eye for shapes and textures" and his "magic cloth" technique.But we still had fun.
So we went further west and had lunch at the ...
... waterfall that no one
would have known existed if Tony hadn't been there before. It was quite a way
off the road. Only about 10 meters high and maybe 3 meters wide, what made it
unique was the hollowed-out 'cave' (like an amphitheatre) right beside it. It
had nearly enough space to get under the falls which Rox just had to try (and
fortunately, survived.) But the sheltered location made it a most-enjoyable
place to ...