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Brilliant Sunrise! Imagine waking with a view to the ocean, or at least breakfast with a view to the sun bursting over the water. Add a lovely dinner menu and clean, comfortable beds for a stop over to be fondly remembered.
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August 13, Thursday
Iceland has the land area of the state of Virginia and the population of Virginia Beach, nearly 300,000 people. The country has the highest literacy rate (100%) of any nation in the world and English is spoken in most places. First settled by Vikings in the 9th century AD, Iceland established its own parliament in 930 …
Borg a Myrnum at Borganes This museum was used to commemorate one of the original settlers of the area and of Iceland. We stopped by to check out the small church and the beautiful sculpture there. Yrtri Tunga Is a small beach on the Snaefulls peninsula we visited to see some seals. Some beautiful scenery along the coast. Arnastampi We spent some time walking along the cliffs which has some breathtaking scenery. Our photos don't do ...
... him good day and resumed our trip. Our app told us there was an interesting fortified structure atop a cone a few kilometers off the road (turned out to be 20k) so of course we went. Left highway 1 onto 716 (dirt road) then onto 717. Great views of surrounding landscape. But freezing cold. Drove past a lake and farms and we arrived. As we got out of the car a guy pulled up in another car and asked us if we were looking for the seals, as he was. Vicki’s app to the ...
... have next to no standards for building ie electricity, plumbing etc. Wires and taps poke out of walls not finished off and power points are in weird places.
They have no idea how to park (don't expect to see any cars parked within the lines or even facing the same way), and they have the smallest toilets (think the kids ones at the shops - it's not just my butt).
BUT, somehow, among all the cold their buildings are warm and you are ...
... s stop at a bakery.
Regarding food, the closest grocery store is at least an hour away. The food labels are written in Icelandic, so we have to go off the packaging. Eating lots of veges and carbs (pasta, bread, etc.). Surpisingly, the fruits and vegetables are delicious here! So much more flavorful and fresher than what we get to buy at home. We have cooked some great vegetarian meals. You would dig it, Teri! And the Icelandic yogurt, Skyr, is so ...