Youth Hostel Husey
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TravelPod Member ReviewsYouth Hostel Husey Egilsstadir
This hostel is really out in the middle of nowhere, miles down a dirt road. Incredibly isolated, but worth the drive. Amazingly beautiful setting in the open open field near the confluence of two rivers flowing to the sea. Best thing here is riding the Icelandic horses. Small rooms, no sink in the room. No water pressure. Don't plan a shower here! We enjoyed the European women who were spending a week riding.
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Travel Blogs from Egilsstadir
... in this spot and got Ringo Starr to play and it was all in support of a youth charity in the area. The amusing part was that our guide had just read that during the time of Ringo's visit he was heavy into cocaine and it was supporting a youth charity. Hindsight is always 20/20.
We traveled further up the mountain before coming to a stop in a clearing at the top, from here the views were incredible and Jens (our guide) filled us in on more local history, what the weather is ...
... I'm sure by now, that you have come to realise that 'foss' is the Icelandic word for waterfall.
The weather has been slowly but surely worsening as the day has progressed. By the time we leave the waterfall, it is decidedly cooler and windier and before too long, the rain starts coming down, rather spoiling the scenic route to Egilsstadir and the Hotel Eyvindara. Tonight is the first time we have been serenaded before our evening meal!
... temperature is usually around 31C, according to L who swims a lot. Then the hot tubs are 38 to 41C and D says they are great to slip down into after braving the elements between the shower room and the tub. It’s a rule that you must have a shower and wash yourself properly before you enter any of the pools. So you come out of a heated room into 2C completely wet, hair and all, so you can see why that hot water is so lovely to slip into. Well, I ...
... chatted with our German neighbor, and finally hit the bed expecting another heavy drive in the morning.
This day was great, the drive even offered some wonderful views of the landscape, including a really colorful one that I termed an 'Icelandic layer-cake'...so many colors I couldn't believe it. I also personally loved the 'ice shadows' photo I took near the hot springs. We were officially done with the east...tomorrow we venture to the north!
... another area when somehow the lava formed a gigantic bubble the roof of which has collapsed leaving fascinating pillars, columns, caves, ridges and valleys. There are lots of natural arches and holes and one collapsed cave resembles a great gothic church and is called the Kirkja. There are big rifts in the ground so one must watch ones footing and many of those rifts have snow in them. Some go down a long way, don’t drop anything, that includes me, it would ...