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It snowed and blowed all day today. Imagine that! Ha! The biggest snowstorm we've had yet. Just when we think we've seen the worst of the weather--we get more. :)
We did not venture out except to make a snowman which turned into a snowdog because we are all missing Gunner bunches.
Tomorrow we are slated to leave Hellnar. We will travel to Reykjavik where we will spend the next week. We are hoping the roads are passable and not too scary.
So Olivia really wanted to venture to the West Fjords. This would entail quite the road trip from where we are. We decided to try it and fortunately we had some sunshine this morning. We hit the road early but the farther north we travelled, the deeper the snow got. We made it to Stykkishˇlmur and had some beautiful sunshine and blue skies. There is a ferry you can take from Stykkisholmur to the West Fjords and even though I'm not a big fan of boats ...
Today has been the harshest weather day yet. Blizzard conditions off and on throughout the day. We're talking ferocious wind, snow (which isn't fluffy snowflakes, but literally little snowballs/iceballs), and freezing cold. The wind blows the snow sideways!
When the snow let up we hopped in the car for a short drive to Malariff to catch high tide, something Joe really wanted to see. It was so cold but incredible. The waves were crashing the shoreline. Of ...
... It was quite nerve-wracking and claustrophobic to say the least. Be prepared to pay 1,000 krona at the end of the tunnel. Credit cards accepted (as is true pretty much EVERYWHERE in Iceland).
... pictures and then had a picnic lunch in the car because it was raining outside. The fjord we traveled around was beautiful in its own misty haunting kind of way and it was an experience just driving the car. Our car was trashed from all of the muddy roads but so was every other car in the parking lot at the falls. It was funny because we had all experienced the same thing.
After our picnic we continued on our ...