Hotel Edda Laugar i Saelingsdal
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... decided they were going to see how close they could get - it was fairly accommodating before it had enough and flew off.
We got another aurora display that evening; not quite as impressive as the previous night, but it seemed wrong to get picky about it! We'd heard there had been a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun earlier, which wasn't aimed at the Earth, but later there started to be predictions of good auroral activity coming up. Fingers crossed...
... the drifts.
In the evening we waited to see if we'd get a display - and it started at about 9:30pm with a fairly modest band of light, but quickly brightening into a bright ring of green. We also got our first decent glimpses of other colours, with some rays shooting up from the eastern end of the band with some reds mixed in.
The display continued for just over an hour, mostly just as a thick band of green light, sometimes splitting ...
After a nice sleep-in we got up, washed the bed clothes and packed and then went for a lovely walk around Stykkisholmur. It’s a really beautiful town, full of historical buildings and great views. In an old wooden building called the Norwegian house because the whole house had been imported about a hundred years ago from Norway, there was a museum with an exhibition on the Eider ducks from which down is collected. The locals ...
... three quite large dolphins with a distictinctly silvery-grey appearance reminded us somewhat of Risso's Dolphins which never get this far north. The only thing they could have been were White-beaked Dolphins which should be no surprise as they are the commonest dolphins in these waters. These were the 18th species of cetaceans that we had seen in the wild.
After three spearate walks, two of them quite long and one quite steep we were feeling hungry so we set off ...
... image in a Maxwell Parish painting? A breathtaking scene….
As a hiker, while Iceland may lack the dangers presented in other wilderness regions such as ferocious animals lurking in the wilderness, there does exist an unexpected attacker, the arctic tern. Like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, the white arctic terns, without any provocation, initiate their aggressive dive-bombing raids upon the unsuspecting human who dares ...
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