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... could be seen around the cliffs, while sheep and horses were grazing in the endless fields inland. Smaller islands could be seen off the coast of Heimaey Island, mossy green and rising straight out of the ocean.
I only had two nights here - would have stayed longer, but the hostel was booked up for the long weekend (some national bank holiday). So, back on the ferry and into the interior of Iceland, away from the sea...
Well, we woke up this morning on Westman Islands, and we're going to bed back on the mainland.
This morning we set off on one last adventure on the island - our mission was to climb the volcano! Our host was kind enough to drop us off at the base of the volcano, and point out the best way to make it up in one piece.
After about a half hour of climbing, sliding, rock collecting and picture taking we made it to the peak of the ...
... from Ireland, working here as a marine biologist studying lobsters. We are renting a room in their home to stay in until Sunday. Jack is in heaven - they have 2 young children, a trampoline out back, and she made us pizza for dinner!
As we have realized is standard in Iceland, the neighbourhood here gathers at the community pool to socialize, relax and have some fun. We had only been on the island for about an hour when ...
... lava fields in the shadows of looming, snow-covered mountains accompanying us the entire way. Being such a famous attraction, the place was much more crowded with tourists than Pingvellir. We walked around the overpriced gift shop for a while before crossing the road to get to the geysers, which we easily found by heading towards the steam. Geysir itself is not the most interesting spout on display anymore due to several years of ...
... high and wide. The basalt columns on the outside of the mountains are amazing geological formations caused by quick cooling of the lava as it poured over the mountain side. We've seen such formations elsewhere but these were particularly great.
Across a large sea lagoon we saw the promontory, Dyrholaey. This very large rock has three openings at the water level that make this almost mystical and we got great pictures of it.