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 ...
As mentioned previously, we travelled by Super Jeep. This is a generic title attached to range of makes. In our case, the base vehicle was a Nissan Patrol. An Icelandic firm, Arctic Trucks, modifies the vehicles' suspension so that the drive train is lifted to 1m clearance or more, and balloon tyres are fitted. Once of the macadam, the tyre pressure is reduced to 13psi, resulting in a very soft ride over even the roughest terrain. The side walls do not seem to ...
... 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 ...
... we saw through glass.
At Siglufjordur we saw the Herring Museum, but will have to go back tomorrow to fully view it.
We proceeded through four tunnels and drove across the top of a few capes facing north and came within 25 km of the Arctic Circle. The longest of the tunnels was 7 km and went under a few mountains cutting two hours off the trip. The sights were almost 'pinch me cause I am ...