Youth Hostel Fljotsdalur

Address: Fljotsdalur, Hvolsvollur, IS-861, Iceland | Hostel
 
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This hostel is located on Fljotsdalur, Hvolsvollur.
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        Travel Blogs from Hvolsvollur

        Water and Ice

        A travel blog entry by ceebie on Aug 15, 2015

        14 photos

        ... flow stopped while the townsfolk were still in church.

        Kris showed us a book he had bought called, "Fires of the Earth" , which was a daily account of the effects of the eruption written by Jón Steingrímsson which read:

        "This past week, and the two prior to it, more poison fell from the sky than words can describe: ash, volcanic hairs, rain full of sulfur and saltpeter, all of it mixed with sand. The snouts, nostrils, and feet of livestock grazing ...

        Southern Iceland - Part 1

        A travel blog entry by irenan on Aug 12, 2015

        36 photos

        ... a tiny ray of sun...or even if it were just a dry, non-rainy day...but alas...we were greeted by icy rain and very strong wind...later I learned that this weather is quite typical, even in summer months (and in winter the rain is replaced by snow), so you just have to make the best of it...and - despite this setback - we continued with our tentative plan and drove to the fishing village of Gardur to ...

        Day 8 – The Waterfall and the Sod Museum:

        A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 29, 2015

        49 photos

        ... years old and is so clear because it has been compressed for so long. He breaks it in half and then breaks up chunks for us to eat if we want. Of course we can’t refuse that! I have to say that it was really clean tasting and seemed both colder and slower to melt then other ice I have had. The guide then handed the remaining chunk of ice to use to take pictures with if we wanted to. Again, we are not a camera shy group so many of us posed with the chunk of ice, ...

        Day 6 – Up the Mountains:

        A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 27, 2015

        67 photos

        ... at the end of the canyon and drank some water right off the waterfall. The water was delicious! One of the ladies said she would not drink, as even though they have no beavers, she did not want to risk getting sick. That’s when we found out that the water we are getting back at the farm is straight out of a stream that goes right by there. No filtering or anything! They are really confident in the cleanliness of their water.

        A little ...

        Day 5 – Moving the herd to Thorsmork:

        A travel blog entry by chavarriaz on Jun 26, 2015

        35 photos

        ... behind was not a bad thing at all. One other embankment, I did not think through and was not prepared when my horse went down one side. I was not leaning back and before I knew it, I was wide eyed looking straight down at the ground over the horse’s head. I thought for sure I was going down but my horse immediately started up the other side and I recovered, barely!

        After the third stop, we are pretty close to Thorsmork, thank God. We are beat from this ...