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... you will learn why the valley is strongly connected to the Sagas and Icelandic history
• Climbing up the Grßbrˇk volcano crater you will see the effect of volcanic activity on the landscape
• You will also visit Deildartunguhver – Europe's most powerful hot spring
• And you will get to see the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
(What To See - West)" alt="Hraunfossar Waterfalls(What ...
We decide to explore the northern end of the peninsula. We take a wrong road and find ourselves at the top of a mountain surrounded by beautiful fields and a small waterfall - sometimes life takes you off the beaten track for good reasons :) Back on the right road... we find mount Hellgafell and climb to the top to visit the alter of Thor!!! A definite "must" ...
... but today I have a little extra time so I thought I would include a picture of what happens when the trolls leave the big cities for the suburbs, you end up with a lot of "urban blight".
As we continued around the peninsula we came across another beach spot although this was more of a bird haven. [ The first thing we saw was this giant statute and when we got out we learned it was a ...
... or three bands, and rising over the mountains a bit like a giant UFO. As well as photographing the aurora, I took a few photos of the stars, since it was a very dark sky, but the strong wind made it rather difficult.
After that display I retreated for the night, but a few hardier souls kept a vigil going, and were rewarded with another display between around 2am and 3am. Their glee even woke me up, but I decided to turn over and go back to sleep.
... 1.5 hours from Stykk, and it was a nice ride. It's popular in the summer with cottages and people camping and partying, according to Artie at my hotel. It's super tiny and makes you feel like you're in the 1950s. Nothing is open right now, but the woman at the Seatours office said one of the ladies, Olina, often invites visitors into her home for coffee/cake/bread for a few ...