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Day 2 on the road. This is our second day at Guesthouse Kast. The radical light blocking measures seem to have done the trick. We had a typical Continental Breakfast and got on the road to Budhir to see one of the oldest wooden churces in Iceland.
What a lovely setting in a windswept coastal plain with Bjarnesfoss waterfall for a backdrop. An all black church is unusual enough to be really striking here. We took ...
... day. That definitely does not surprise us.
Hotel Hellnar is basically located right on the coast of Central Iceland and is obviously exposed to the ocean winds and boy oh boy was it blowing. We check in and the hotel staff are about as friendly as the outside wind. This is a first on our trip as both in Scotland and Iceland to date, all the staff at hotels have been extraordinarily helpful and friendly.
The first thing that was said to us was "is ...
... Grundarfjorour is a village of about 1000 people on the snaefellsnes peninsula. The nearby bigger town is called Stykkisholmur. We spent a bit of time admiring the views around the area and watching the ferries come in. This is a main hub to enter into the west fjords rather than driving the sometimes rough roads.
Our highlight of the day was meeting up with a women who grew up in ...
... Science warning!!! did you know that greenland shark is poisonous to eat without it being cured and dried. But, once properly cured it is like a big chunk of cheese with a protective covering. Also, Greenland sharks do not have bones only cartilage substructure.
Anyways, we talked for a while with the owners and learned about some sharks and such, then came the time we were both fearing and were excited about. We got to try Greenland Shark. she offered ...
... sagas mention that in earlier centuries it was used for military purposes. At 177m above sea level, it dominates the surrounding region. Made out of basalt strata, it has been used as a fortress for centuries. Borgarvirki is a natural phenomenon, altered by humans in earlier centuries. In 1949, the main entrance was renovated by workers.