Hotel Edda Skogar
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It's fine, hot water and everything
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Up at 7.30 in pitch black after decent kip (Simon says I snore and I know he does!). Off on short journey to first trek which is relatively easy ( 300 metre climb) in cold but fine weather. After 2 hours stop for bath on thermal river which is v hot but fun. Picnic lunch and head back to bus before quick stop at off license and then heading off to …
... frumpy politician". We left Reykjavik and passed Hekla, one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland, and Snæfellsjökull, the country's smallest but most famous glacier. This kicked off Iceland's tourism industry at the end of January 2000, as visitors streamed to the country to visit the glacier. The locals were astonished, as at that stage there was no such thing as tourism in winter. When they asked the tourists why they were there, they said they'd received messages ...
... in town and went for a stroll on the beach afterwards. Our final stop/activity for the day was going on a snowmobile trip with Arcanum Glacier Tours on Sólheimajökull, one of the glacier tongues of the larger Myrdalsjökull. The trip itself was very enjoyable, although we were left wanting a bit more. The drive up to the glacier was almost the most exciting part of all. W finally had the opportunity to feel what it is like in one of the monster trucks that ...
... about our heading. Bree was immediately thrown into the deep end as the navigator (road names in Icelandic are TOUGH) but she did an awesome job and we quickly found ourselves surrounded by amazing scenery as we passed the Blue Lagoon and headed towards our first designated stop, Skogafoss.
As we were driving Bree had picked out a few towns along the way that at least from the map looked like they might be promising spots ...
... mostly situated at the foot of these outrageous mountains, rock masses and hillsides. We are also taken with the huge rock boulders that poke up out of the ground and are scattered across the country. In the distance, we notice a string of huge rocky outcrops pointing up into the skyline and decide to see if we can get closer. As it turns out they are separate small islands well off the south east coast of Iceland. They are known ...