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Travel Blogs from Grundarfjörður
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 ...
... Pauline. She married an Icelandic man and has been living in Grundarfjorour for over 30 years. It was really interesting learning about life in the fishing villages. She worked in the fish factory when she first arrived in Iceland, her husband owns a fishing boat and it was we were told all about the quotas and a fisherman's life.
Last day with the car tomorrow. Iceland and the west fjords has been ...
... goofy photos and relax, it was windy and cold, but sunny out so the sand was warm and we took off our sandels and walked around a bit in the golden sand.
after the photo session we moved on down to see a beautiful cave cliff and eventually ended up in our awesome hotel for the night as we need to catch up and make some plans online as well as shower.
Tomorrow, we plan to go caving and maybe spot a troll or two.
Until next time
We then stop at Hvitserkur, a high basalt rock formation near the eastern shore of the peninsula. Hvitserkur, which translates to "white shirt" and derives its name from being covered in Shag and Cormorant guano, rises 15 metres, or nearly 50 feet from the sea.Once the plug of a volcano, over the years the craters surrounding the rock plug gave way to the pounding Atlantic ...