Youth Hostel Vik
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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Managed to hit 5 hikes, mostly easy hiking, today.
Hike 1 - although I didn't get to do my target hike at Thorolfsfell because of weather and snow pack, I hiked a steep but technically easy mountain just to the west of it. I think I passed arctic fox prints (and urine). It would be the only thing I could see living all the way up there and there were no other tracks (human and dog). No sightings though.
Hike 2 - there's a volcanic ...
... been very boring, and this did not seem to be any better. Anyway, we headed to Dyrholaey, near the lighthouse where we captured some awesome waves crashing on to the cliffs and the black sand beached. Magically then, the light just exploded, from nothing, into one of the most beautiful sunsets imaginable. The saturated blue of the sky and the brilliant colors in the clouds were just stunning. We were this one time very fortunate.
... with tourists, so drove further to Skogafoss, an even more beautiful waterfall. It was overrun as well, but we did take the time to stop and shoot around all the other photographers and bus loads of tourists.
A further drive on towards Vik and to the black sand beaches. The beaches were amazing, as black as black can be from volcanic sands, and with large pure white waves crashing against the black sand, it was ...
Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland.Legend says ...
... to see the icebergs that were bobbing around. It was breathtaking to catch the first glimpse of the lagoon and very surreal being hidden amongst misty mountains with a glacier on one side and icebergs on the other. We couldn't believe our luck. Now we have ended up at our hotel in Vik. Tomorrow morning we plan to head to the black sand beaches that Vik is famous for. It is a very quiet area - like much of Iceland. Most of ...