Youth Hostel Fljotsdalur

Fljotsdalur, Hvolsvollur, IS-861, Iceland | Hostel
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Day 17 Grimborgir to Skogar

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... attraction, certainly much smaller than Gulfoss but still about 60 metres high and probably 20 or so metres wide. The mist from the waterfall produces a rainbow effect and we actually captured this on one of our photographs. A further feature is the iron stepped pathway next to the waterfall that allows even better access and views and a steel viewing platform is positioned at the top for those wishing the superior view. We did the trek up ...


A travel blog entry by obrillips


... red and black stones, and we found a side crater also. This one was moss filled, but the main one was full of waster which the wind was blowing around and making it look as though it was bubbling. We hiked down into the middle of the volcano and looked at all the colourful rocks, then hiked back up just as it started to rain. Back in the car we drove further until we came to waterfalls. One had a cave behind it and we were able to walk around ...

Waterfalls, volcanos, glaciers and aurora borealis

A travel blog entry by howardstein


... did climb the 434 steps to witness the view.

Near this was the Skogar Folk Museum. This was started when Thordur Tomasson was 14 and he now is 92 and going strong. He has collected many artifacts that are now on display. He was present and gave us a demonstration of playing a local type of dulcimer and also showed us how to spin lambs wool and horsehair into useable thread. The museum had boats, clothes, jewellery, agricultural ...

Glaciers in the south

A travel blog entry by howardstein


Hofn was where we awoke to find ourselves totally fogged in. We were given a postcard picture of the sunny view from our room to realize that the view should include three glaciers that are about forty km away beyond a beautiful stretch of ocean and beach. Today we will drive about 260 km. Jokulsarlon was our first stop. Here we took an amphibious vehicle tour of the lagoon that has formed because the glacier has ...

Laugavegur Hike: Day Three

A travel blog entry by sam.floy


... br> The time was passed by playing French cricket with the tennis ball and a plank of wood that was lying about. In the furore of retrieving the ball, Rich took a tumble and bent the pan bought a few days earlier, almost out of recognition.

We got started with the food, and decided to pay homage to Ainsley Harriott for his help making our risotto particularly tasty. Back in civilisation, the picture we took was sent to him over Twitter, and at the time of writing we are ...

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