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"Ice ice baby...Too cold
Ice ice baby...Too cold, too cold
Ice ice baby...Too cold
Yo man, let's get out of here
Word to your mother."
- "Ice Ice Baby," Vanilla Ice
Waking up with smiles on our faces and a feeling of accomplishment from hunting down those Northern Lights last night, it was time to focus again on …
... to end. After that, we walked down to the black sand beach of the Atlantic where the seafront has smaller icebergs which have washed down the 1km long river into the sea. A memorable day. By now it's time for lunch and our guide takes us to a restaurant/museum called the Thorbergur Centre. This centre celebrates the life of Icelandic poet and philosopher Thorbergur Thoroarson. The lunch was very simple but ...
... the map, out our head torches on and went exploring. The entrance was all caved in lava chunks and these continued for the whole cave making a jagged block floor. We climbed up and down, over and around for some time, deep into the darkness which was proper black....until you shine a light on a rock.... the rocks were like rainbows. So colourful and shiny! There were walls that looked like metal others that looked like rainbow paddle pops. Ice towers were everywhere ...
... red ones and black ones. Mostly covered in thick green moss. It was like we were in another world. From there we set off to Svartifoss (Black falls). It was a 4 hour drive but Very much worth it! We hiked up the trail to the falls and the rain stopped for us. Once we got to the falls we all stopped and stared at the huge and strange formation. The cliff walls were all hexagonal pillars, more perfect than if a machine had tried to make them. They were ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Skaftafell
I was the only guest in the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food at dinner and breakfast was excellent.
The bedroom was comfortable. I thought the bathroom was a bit too small.
During the night my toes felt cold. Was the room heating turned down at night? All I know is that at other accommodation in Iceland I would often feel too hot at night.
I did not like having to pay for internet access. I was used to free wifi at even small guesthouses.
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