Hotel Edda - Vik i Myrdal
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Vanmorgen vroeg opgestaan om op tijd te vertrekken naar Jokulsarlon - het meer met de glacier ijsschotsen. Wel ruim 4 uren rijden, dus ook weer die ruime vier uur terug langs dezelfde weg, maar dat hebben we er wel voor over. Onderweg kwamen we verschillende landschappen tegen, lava met mos, oosterijks landschap of toch iers. In ieder geval heel …
... ways we hiked anywhere between 8-10km's and many people drove in to see the plane I'm glad we hiked because it just adds to the story of getting to the plane. I'd rather see them close it off to vehicles and require everyone to walk. It's already a tourist destination but making it easier to get there is going to ruin the tranquility of this plane wreckage.
After the long journey back to the car (it feels like much longer of a walk on the way back) it was time ...
... to move down the river and into the sea ( or get washed up onto the beach). The black and dirty ice has picked up lave and rocks etc. The glacier is 200m deep, most of which is below the surface of the water ( only about 40 m is above the water surface). The lake developed after the glacier receded from the Atlantic Ocean, and is now 1.5m from the sea. It is the deepest lake in Iceland. Four Hollywood movies have been shot here - Die Another Day, A view to kill, Lara Croft, ...
... on the way there we stopped at Vik - the southernmost village in Iceland...we wanted to walk a little along its black sand beach...I read somewhere that Islands Magazine once named this beach among 10 most beautiful non-tropical beaches on the planet...and beautiful it was!...in a stark, severe, Nordic way, but beautiful nonetheless...so ...
Pic 43 - Elaine posing with the ice Fragment
Pic 44 - Tim posing with the ice Fragment
Pic 45 - Lee posing with the ice Fragment
Pic 46 - The Bistro
Time for dinner!
Pic 47 - Odd Rocks
A shot from the parking lot at some rocks in the ocean.
Pic 48 - Dinner
Tasty pasta with chicken and cheese on top. Very filling.
Pic 49 - Tammy's Dinner
Meat soup! Tammy really enjoyed the soup but the helping was too generous.