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September 1st, also known as Kara's birthday got off to a very early start. I had a surprise excursion planned for 11am, but it was roughly a 3-hour drive away so we were on the road by 7am.
Now that we were in the East of Iceland, well beyond any day trips from Reykjavik the level of traffic had all but disappeared to a single car here and there at most. The 3-hour drive was one of the nicest of the journey as you wind your way through the mountains and along a few of the fjords. ...
... away that surrounded them.
Legends say ┴sbyrgi is the capital of the hidden people or Huldufˇlk, Iceland┤s answer to elves. Psychics claim to be able to see their cities and they are said to inhabit the cracks here.
Kris and Siggi take us to walk one of the trails along the valley floor to a beautiful lake where we watch the ducks and gaze up in awe at the wall towering above us which seems to lean forwards at a precarious angle.
... hundred metres that drops the water down and through the turbines. We had lunched one day beside where the tunnel emerges from under the mountain into an open canal before tipping into Lagarfljot. There are a couple of other quite small dams in the area too, and we drove up to them. The roads were open just to the dams, beyond them deep snow still blocked the way.Another day we headed west along the ring road towards Myvatn, then took another detour across ...
... a safe distance from humans. I didn't realize why until I heard they eat smoked puffin here. Really? Smoked puffin, whale steak...what else do they eat here...kittens and unicorns? I got some good pics but was jealous of Tim's camera that had an ultra-super zoom lens...he got the best shots.
We left puffin harbour and went searching for a barbeque site, since the camper came with a grill...albeit a cheap one. Once we found a spot we realized we ...
... 8230;. It appeared that we were an item of interest as a group of photographers and a helicopter and crew eagerly awaited our departure – not sure why!
We flew up the mainland, as high as we could under the broken cloud and overcast skies, and left the mainland at Esha Ness Lighthouse for the crossing to the Faroe Islands. The ATC radar controller was incredibly helpful and was able to maintain contact all the way to the FIR boundary at GONUT. ...