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

    ... because they can be a bit convoluted. Tim, Dar’s husband, watched us play and then told us we were playing under the wrong rules but it was fun anyway. We agreed we would play a fresh game with the right rules when we got back to Skalakot.

    Finally two hours go by and time to board the duck! Some guy approaches Arnold and asks him in Spanish how big the group is. Arnold lets him know he is not Spanish and I strike up a short conversation with the guy ...

    Day 6 – Up the Mountains:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 27, 2015

    67 photos

    ... in the beautiful canyon and back to a deep river crossing to get back to Thorsmork. On our way out of the canyon, Nancy and her horse went up an embankment and along the hill to get over a ways. I chose to follow but when we got on the embankment, the back end of the embankment started to collapse. I could feel my horse’s back feet stepping quickly for a foothold. Luckily, he got enough of a foothold to move us to a sturdier position. In the process ...

    Day 5 – Moving the herd to Thorsmork:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 26, 2015

    35 photos

    ... getting as high as our knees while sitting on the horses!

    So, we are out of the deep river and one of the horses takes off on his own. About this time, I look at the horse wandering off and I am thinking what the heck, they can spare a horse. I am beat and in no mood to go after that horse. That’s when Dar rides up, huge smile on her face and asks the guide "You want me to go get him?" Talk about gung ho, this lady is nuts after what we have just ...

    Day 4 – Off to the Sea:

    A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 25, 2015

    58 photos

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    Pic 25 - Getting Ready to Move Out
    Some are more anxious then others to get back in the saddle!

    Pic 26 - Elaine

    Pic 27 - Karolina
    Always smiling and ready to go.

    Pic 28 - One Last Shot
    Nice little silhouette.

    Pic 29 - The Trail Back
    That's me headed back to Skalakot.

    Pic 30 - Sandy Berm
    These are the least of what we will be climbing!

    Pic 31 - Cows in Need of Bras
    Notice the black cow. ...

    Icelandic ponies and shadowy skies

    A travel blog entry by nesstrav on May 22, 2015

    5 photos

    ... entrance.  We got a Kia Sportage, for which we are both grateful because we are so tall.  It's the little things when you're traveling I guess.  We opted for the sand and ash protection after talking to the rental company because in a few days we will be headed to the highlands of Iceland where the wind can really howl.  Besides, we came home from Arizona with a burned vehicle waiting for us in the parking lot about a hear ago, so better safe than sorry. ...