Travel Blogs from Höfn
- arrêt au parc de Skaftafell pour voir la cascade de Svartifoss
- excursion en tracteur à Ingolfshofdi (monolithe accessible par une dune de sable noir)
- lagune glaciaire de Jokulsarlon (phoques)
A day of driving...I got up damn early(maybe 5AM?) and had my brekkie at 7:30. I hit the road just after 8 and drove first towards Joklasel off the F586 road. Lonely Planet had advised all us 2-wheel drivers not to attempt driving this road unless we wanted to be rescued after our car broke down but the lady at the front desk at the Hofn Hotel Edda …
... road was the fabulous and famous Jokulsarlon lagoon filled with icebergs which make their way out to sea & get washed ashore on the black sand. We did a boat tour of a small area of the lagoon & got quite close to some of the icebergs. The highlight for me was actually a walk on the sand to see the waves breaking up the ice & the beautiful contrast in colour in the late afternoon light. A truly magic day that had me ...
... is estimated that that the Vatnajökull sheds about 100 metres of its mass each year.
We got a bit confused during the day because we kept seeing signs for different named glaciers, thinking there were many of them. However, we realised later that they were all part of the Vatnajökull Glacier and the separate names are the branches or the tongues that protrude from it.
As tourists try to take pictures of some of these beauties, they just stop their cars anywhere to do ...
... peace and quiet.
Then we arrived at the hotel and the day was over. Went for a walk on the shoreline before and after dinner, but the magnificent blue sky had gone and it was drizzling with rain. Tomorrow is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. We are moving further north in the country as well and so the hours of "darkness" will be down to 2. Sunset at 12.30am and sunrise at 2.30am. Might try to stay up and catch it - if it isn't cloudy that is.
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- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Hofn Höfn
Good location with a good place to eat great view from the rooms and friendly staff.
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