Smaratun Guesthouse

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

Iceland's South Coast

A travel blog entry by dbworld2see


... lived in the 1800's and before. The museum ended up being a fantastic stop and we both really enjoyed learning about Iceland's history.

When we finally made it to Vik we wanted nothing more than to find the hotel and get settled in but it was nowhere to be found! After a frustrating spin through all 5 streets that made up the whole town without spotting the hotel we broke down and gave them a call. This ...

Day 17 Grimborgir to Skogar

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... do some further exploring along the Ring Road and the whole place is just so pretty. There are lots of farmsteads and they seem to all be white or cream with either red or green pitched roofs (mainly red). These farms all appear so neat and tidy and beautifully laid out. That is actually a feature of Iceland generally. We then go back to Hotel Skogafoss to check out the Skogafoss Waterfall, the back drop to our accommodation. Skogafoss is ...


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


... the side of the lake. Not long in, it was down to a single layer, singing a few random songs to pass the time.

T-Hoad and Joe spotted a couple of sheep in the distance and decided it would be a good idea to go and pick one of them up. The sheep were able to outwit them though, so they returned empty handed. There was then a quick shoot to try and get a golf ball (borrowed from the earlier hostel) positioned on top of a mountain.

Walking up the path, we ...

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