Travel Blogs from Hvolsvollur
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 ...
We are finally ready to relax and unwind after a huge day out :-)
This was the day I had been most excited for on our trip and it exceeded my expectations!
Before I get into all that...forgot to mention that yesterday, as I was floating in the 38 C pool, looking at the amazing mountains, watching Jack go down the awesome waterslide again and again, I was thinking that life couldn't get any better. And then...I heard ...
... we tried to go next to a glacier at Solheimajokull, but after 3 km on a bad gravel and pothole road we turned back. Without a high rise suspension we thought we would damage the undercarriage of our car, the only part of the vehicular that cannot be insured. We even had sand and rock insurance just in case we got into a sand and rock wind storm that could ruin the whole outside of the car. Apparently such a storm occurred the week before ...
When we woke up, the clouds were beginning to get angrier. We acted swiftly to get everything packed up so that we could get on the road.
Weaving through some of the rocks, we once more battled with rain and shared snacks. At a particularly wet point in time we played a few games to pass the time, such as "My tube stops at: Acton, Barnet, Charing Cross, Dagenham, Edgware, Finsbury Park, Goodge Street, High Street Ken, West ...
We woke up in a snow cloud.
Such was the bitter cold that we forwent breakfast of porridge (pronounced "poz") and tried as quickly as possible to pack up the tents. I returned the roll mat that I'd borrowed the night before, and the 6 of us started the day's trek.
We hiked through snow, sleet and glaciers with poor visibility for quite a while before climbing one of the many ashy ascents and turning back to see a hot pool. It ...
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