Hali Country Hotel
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... during our drive.
One of the first things we came to was another troll garden. Now I haven't explained much about the trolls so far so today I'll explain the troll gardens. Trolls live under ground and every time their home get a little too crowded they, like us, have to clean, and when we clean we sometimes we get rid of our junk well so do trolls. So when we come to the troll gardens these are really ...
We had a really good nights sleep and bounced up ready to continue the adventure. However, day 18 greets us with weather conditions that are distinctly different from the previous 17 days of our trip to date. It is dismal and the rain is pouring down. Those poor old tenters in the camping ground!
Anyway, we eat breakfast and set off for Hofn, over 300 kilometres away. This is going to be a tough drive because the weather has really closed in and the rain is unrelenting. Nevertheless, ...
... to Skaftafell, without stopping, for a hike in order to make the launch on time. The cancelled tour and the late start actually gave us the freedom to explore the south coast at will, which was lucky because we didn't realize exactly how many awe-inspiring stops were situated right along the Ring Road.
Within an hour we happened upon the first of many foss, or waterfall, we would see along the way. Seljalandsfoss tumbled downward so beautifully that we ...
... first name is Fannar and last name is Thor. They also issued each of us an ice axe and a pair of crampons. Fannar then gave us a glacier 101 lesson: glaciers are formed when more ice accumulates than melts, spilling over the mountain side like a frozen waterfall. Over time the layers of ice compress onto one another, creating tremendous pressure on the bottom layers of ice and creating very dense glacier ice. In general, the bluer the ice, ...
... along the way I found a nice boulder to climb, but without any spotters or a crash pad, I was afraid to make the last move, gotta keep these ankles intact. North of Stodvarfjordur the we headed back toward the interior by way of a 5km tunnel. The tunnel put us into an eerily white valley landscape devoid of everything but the road and an occasional stream. Eventually the road descends into Eglisstader, a ...