Youth Hostel Fljotsdalur
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The drive to Fljotsdalur is less then an hour from Skogar. Along the way I pass two horses running. They were quite captivating as you can see from the pictures. They must have ran all out for ten+ minutes. They disappeared into the distance like they heard the dinner bell ring from miles away.
Fljotsdalur is the first hostel I've been to …
... We board and our group gets the best seats because we were first in line. I have to say the long wait was worth it. The view up close of the icebergs was great and our boat tour guy is this funny young guy who proceeds to give us a lesson on what the icebergs are, why they are the color they are and the age of the ice, etc. A small inflatable comes along side after picking up a chunk of ice from the water and hands it to our guide. He tells us the ice is about ...
... me look like I knew what I was doing! Survived that little scare and off to the river crossing. Well, half our group made the crossing when our second guide decided there must be a better place to cross. We worked our way down river and found a spot she thought might be shallower. She was wrong and we got wet anyway. No worse than we would have gotten at the first crossing but it was worth a try. I don’t care at this point because I am really ...
... and still eager to chase a horse down but off she went and sure enough she brings it back all smiles. I have been having trouble with one of my stirrups every ride. My boot keeps sliding so far into the stirrup that it gets stuck and every time we stop, someone has to pull it out before I can dismount. Everyone is quick to remind me how dangerous this is because if you fall, the horse will be spooked and take off with you dragged along until he decides to stop. At ...
... thing's udder is practically dragging.
Pic 32 - Lots of Cows
They have plenty of dairy cows around here. The only livestock is sheep and cattle.
Pic 33 - Mushroom Soup
This stuff is great with a little bread!
Pic 34 - Afternoon Ride
Our second ride of the day. We are headed for the mountains.
Pic 35 - Enjoying the Ride
That's me with Tim right behind me as we climb the mountain.
Pic 36 - View from the ...