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This was our day of epic driving – nearly 475 kilometers around the south and east sides of Iceland. When planning to circumnavigate the island in a limited number of days, such a long haul is inevitable – particularly if one is planning to spend extra time at some of the exotic
locales on the north and west sides. So, we set out on …
... tourist information office yesterday which discusses some of the history of the town and the buildings. Its quite interesting, pointing out which of the buildings date from the first days of Seydisfjordur as a small trading settlement, the former shops, the opulent (for their day) merchant's houses, and the buildings that arrived later during the herring boom years, some of which were brought from Norway. However, after about an hour of walking around ...
... what the town had to offer.
After having some breakfast I went for a stroll around the town. It was a pleasant, pretty place, even in this weather. Seydisfjordur was an old trading port town which experienced a boom phase during the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries due to the herring trade in Iceland. There is a lot of Norwegian heritage in the town, as many fishermen and ...
... there is no bus from Akyreyri today, not until tomorrow.
So after breakfast I head out once again to the road bridge over the fjord that passes near the airport landing strip. Plenty of cars pass, and some even stop, but those that do stop are all going to Husavik, which is the opposite direction to where I want to go. About an hour passes and finally a kindly looking older man in a large car offers me a lift. He is Icelandic and does not ...
The ferry left at two and we were slightly early getting there just before midday after a late rise and a five minute drive. No crowds of teenagers on this trip but still plenty of pensioners with the two inside bars being closed for some conference things. Faroe Islands have ...