Smaratun Guesthouse

Address: Road 261, Hvolsvollur, 861, Iceland | Hostel
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This hostel is located on Road 261, Hvolsvollur.
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    Travel Blogs from Hvolsvollur

    Day 8 – The Waterfall and the Sod Museum:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 29, 2015

    49 photos

    ... br>
    Pic 19 - Church
    Another cute little church.

    Pic 20 - Serious Insulation
    Tim and Dar checking out one of the many houses on display here.

    Pic 21 - Serious House
    Check out how the walls are made thick from rock on all these house to keep nasty weather out.

    Pic 22 - Lunch Time
    I think this means Wendy's?

    Pic 23 - A Viking
    Look at the guy at the counter! This is what I thin a Viking looks like. This place ...

    Day 6 – Up the Mountains:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 27, 2015

    67 photos

    ... at the end of the canyon and drank some water right off the waterfall. The water was delicious! One of the ladies said she would not drink, as even though they have no beavers, she did not want to risk getting sick. That’s when we found out that the water we are getting back at the farm is straight out of a stream that goes right by there. No filtering or anything! They are really confident in the cleanliness of their water.

    A little ...

    Day 5 – Moving the herd to Thorsmork:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 26, 2015

    35 photos

    ... behind was not a bad thing at all. One other embankment, I did not think through and was not prepared when my horse went down one side. I was not leaning back and before I knew it, I was wide eyed looking straight down at the ground over the horse’s head. I thought for sure I was going down but my horse immediately started up the other side and I recovered, barely!

    After the third stop, we are pretty close to Thorsmork, thank God. We are beat from this ...

    Day 4 – Off to the Sea:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 25, 2015

    58 photos

    ... br> The Black Sand Beach.

    Pic 18 - Monica
    Monica enjoying the high winds at the Black sand beach!

    Pic 19 - Lee and Arnold
    Finally a picture of our chief guides together.

    Pic 20 - Dar at the Black Sand Beach

    Pic 21 - Tim and Dar

    Pic 22 - Dismount
    Time for photo ops!

    Pic 23 - Tammy and I
    Notice the coats. Good protection for cool weather but especially for the killer wind!

    Pic 24 - The Black ...

    Day 3 – Shake and Bake:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 24, 2015

    91 photos

    ... Friendlies Return
    These guys are really curious of us.

    Pic 57 - Not Shy

    Pic 58 - Me Too
    This guy had to get in on the picture too!

    Pic 59 - Waterfall
    Almost to Skalakot! The real riding territory where we will spend four days!

    Pic 60 - Waterfall
    Hey, this is what you get when you shoot from a moving vehicle!

    Pic 61 - Skalakot Horse Farm
    Finally, we arrive, the excitement begins to build!

    Pic ...