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12 April 2014: Our objective today was to head south towards Borgarnes via the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. We had heard from a couple of Canadians the previous day that they experienced beautiful, clear weather when they made the same trip a few days ago. So, we packed up the car again and were on our way. But first, i met some ducks who wanted to say …
Woke around 8 for the return drive to Reykjavik. Jamie and Aubrey book an Icelandic Horse pony ride, at 8000isk I didn't deem it necessary so I opted out, around noon we returned to the N1 for lunch then headed back to Reykjavik through the tunnel under the harbor. Returned he
rental car early. Luckily the attendant didn't see …
... City Hostel in Reykjavik.
The first day was an easy lazy day, catching up with some sleep and checking out the town ;-) Visiting Videy Island just 1 km north of Reykjavik.
This afternoon Gaby arrived from Norway. So we had to chat a lot and catch up with backpackers news. We will spend the next three weeks together exploring Iceland. A first importatnt discussion ...
... our old banger) and really has no traffic to speak of.
One of the things which puzzles us is the cairns. I mentioned yesterday the large area of small stone cairns; today we have seen more, almost anywhere there are rocks (which is everywhere) and also encountered a sign telling people NOT to build cairns! Clearly there is a real problem in Iceland with out-of-control cairn-building. Or something.
Another odd thing, which ...
... row of nice older houses that have been preserved from an earlier and even smaller time, but that was it. Another tiny, crowded supermarket provided some cheese and apples (but only two; fruit is clearly VERY precious here) for our lunch, and a bakery provided some good scrolls for mid-morning snack and some excellent bread for lunch.
And that was it. Lucky we hadn't booked two nights so we could spend a day enjoying the capital.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBorgarnes Hostel
Nice Hostel in a sleepy but very inviting town, Clean nice place to stay
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