Hotel Edda - Akureyri
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We had an awesome 5-course meal in the “New Nordic” style – smaller plates focused on local resources and based in the “slow food” movement. We had goose, char, lamb, and various root vegetables, all topped off by fresh fruit in skyr, the Icelandic yogurt-like dairy product that we’ve really come to enjoy.
Tomorrow, we’re off to explore more fjords and the north coast – we’re very close to the Arctic Circle ...
... dirt walls, floor & turf ceilings are still in place from the 1840's. After reading the novel Burial Rites recently this was excellent to have a glimpse of how the life would have been to live in a dark, cold, dirty place like this. A poor farmhouse would have been even more sparse & crowded. Lunch stop in Akureyri, the second biggest town in Iceland with 17,693 so small ...
... of Iceland. This is even more interesting than Geysir. We found the same calcified hole that we have been using in our masthead (taken from the Internet) - see photos - as well as the mini volcano and now extinct holes. Then back on the bus for another massage on to the northern capital - Akureyri a harbour at the end of one of the longest fjords in Iceland. The weather improved as we came further north and we ...
... pass where the snow was so thick I couldn't see any more than 10 feet in front of me! Thankfully there wasn't much traffic, and I made it to the city without incident.
With a population of just under 18,000, Akureyri is the second largest city in Iceland, and rightly dubbed the capital of the north. There seems to be a vibrant population comprised half of locals who probably shower with snow (the stuff is really everywhere), and tourists who wanted ...
There's been far too much happening in the last week to write a full blog, at least not until I get my hands on a real keyboard. Skaftafell I camped for three nights during an Icelandic heatwave. It was ludicrously hot. I spent the days lying out in the grass, at least when I wasn't doing other things. I climbed up onto Skaftafellsheidi to see Svartifoss and paddle in its river. I visited the Laki craters in the Interior & climbed Laki itself - a hard climb but an amazing ...