Smaratun Guesthouse

Road 261, Hvolsvollur, 861, Iceland | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Hvolsvollur

20 kms Away From An Active Volcano

A travel blog entry by gregd999


Left town in our little Toyota Yaris, and headed east. Took a lessor road that skirted Lake Žingvallavatn for the view, and ended up in Žingvellir which is an ancient and fascinating place. Trivia fact #1 for the day - Iceland has the longest continuous parliamentary system dating back over 1000 years. It started in 930AD in Žingvellir. It's a cold …


A travel blog entry by kristendanson


... a skate board park by the harbour today. His ability to find places / ways to play continue to amaze me. He's so creative, playful and energetic. I'll never forget his excitement yelling out "KILLER WHALES MOM!!!! LOOK!!!! REAL KILLER WHALES!!!!!!"

Tomorrow we take the ferry back to shore, pick up our rental car and head off to find the biggest glacier in Europe. Counting down to Monday evening when we will feel warm air again...


A travel blog entry by obrillips


... cried.
After breakfast we were feeling much better and packed our things, jumped in the car and drove with the wind. The goats here have LONG shaggy fur down to the ground as do the sheep. The horse are beautiful, furry and playful. We drove along until we saw a person walking around off the road. Iceland has almost no signage so we pulled over and were glad we did. We were at a volcanic crater. We hiked to the top of the volcano with its ...

Waterfalls, volcanos, glaciers and aurora borealis

A travel blog entry by howardstein


... to Iceland and people were returning their cars with totally ruined and pockmarked exteriors. Needless to say, we took the insurance.

Our next stop was Skogar which had a beautiful waterfall. Skogafoss is a 62 metre high very powerful waterfall facing the ring road. Close up one gets enveloped in the mist and rainbow. We finally got sun and few clouds in time to enjoy this. There is a steel staircase that leads to a lookout at the ...

Laugavegur Hike: Day Three

A travel blog entry by sam.floy


... described as up there with one of the best he's ever had.

We all warmed up fairly quickly, and headed up one of the streams to try and navigate our way around. Eventually we had to get up a very steep ash hill requiring as to weave across. At the top we had a game of "cashew roulette" and generally exchanged snacks.

For a while we tried to cross one of the ridges and ended up finding a path that took us all the way up along a little brook. The water was pretty ...

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