Storholt Youth Hostel Akureyri

Storholt 1, Akureyri, IS-600, Iceland | Hostel
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    Travel Blogs from Akureyri

    Born of Fire. Dying of Ice.

    A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Aug 05, 2014


    ... is wrong'. So too: "Born of fire. Dying of ice". Indeed, Iceland is (probably) regenerating itself as quickly as its tephra and basalt are eroding. Each year the North American and Eurasian plates are moving apart at around 2cm pa (and moving in shear as well), with a resultant upwelling of magma. My "dying of ice" thought is prompted by the effect of the ground water that penetrates basalt (and pumice, etc), expanding when it freezes, splitting the rock ...

    Back on the road, touring the north

    A travel blog entry by dianathor on Jul 28, 2014

    2 comments, 16 photos

    ... br>
    Hverir is a geothermal area where with boiling mudpools and steaming fumaroles that spew steam and sulfur. Totally reeks worse than worse than rotten eggs. Time for some mineral spa therapy at Myvatn - again in the middle of nowhere a beautiful mineral spa (mini Blue Lagoon). Me and the boys had a relaxing soak before heading back to Akureyri for some shopping.

    Akureyri is ...

    White Knuckles

    A travel blog entry by vontiki2000 on Apr 10, 2014

    3 photos

    ... Husavik is considered the best place in Iceland to do so. However, the weather had other plans for us and there were no boats going out today. I wanted to see some whales!! So, we opted for the quaint, but very informative, Husavik Whale Museum. For such a small and quiet town, the museum was impressive with full skeletons of several species. With the weather continuing to bear down on us, we ...

    A Hot Day in Akureyri

    A travel blog entry by paula.lupkin on Jul 23, 2013

    32 photos

    ... first, and other behavior that the septuagenarians don’t appreciate. But he’s getting better.

    When we got back to the ship it was time for the Polar Bear Arctic Plunge. As we sailed away we approached the Arctic Circle and many passengers, including Jacob and all the kids’ club kids, took a dip in the pool so they could say they swam in the Arctic. As we ate lunch earlier we observed a ...

    Foodie Edition: On Being a Vegetarian in Iceland

    A travel blog entry by fearcuairt on Jul 14, 2013

    1 comment, 11 photos

    ... for a caffeine fix. So I gave up on the detox and got a box of imported British tea, which has eliminated the need for Tylenol. I also tried some 'Sirius' Icelandic chocolate, and that is the only thing that has disappointed. In a pinch, it will do, but I don't think I will be rushing out to buy it again. Other than that, I have certainly not gone hungry! Being a vege in iceland is not as tough as I had suspected, and being a foodie in Iceland has been surprisingly ...