Hotel Valaskjalf Egilsstadir
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Travel Blogs from Egilsstadir
... the rocks at Hljˇaklettar have strange acoustical properties which reflect, enhance or mute the river’s roar, depending on where you’re standing. Hence the name “Echo Rocks”. Fortunately, the route back to the bus is slightly easier.
We then follow the river Jokulsa to Dettifoss and walk to Europe’s most powerful waterfall, which roars into the depths of a 15km long canyon. It really is an awesome sight. ...
... it as best he could but was none too sure about its enduring qualities.D settled for getting one 2nd hand tyre back in Eglisstadir, the Michelin tyres the same as we have on the car are twice the price here that they are in much of western Europe. While I sat in the car my lot enjoyed some nice soaks in the hot tub at the local swimming pool. This is a very popular pastime in Iceland with even the smallest of towns having a pool and at least one hot tub. ...
... overcast, even though it wasn’t fully dark, so nestled back under our individual duvets!
One of the advantages of going west-bound is that daylight/hours will be gained! We haven’t been this far north at this time of year before and, despite stating the obvious, the extra amount of day light takes a bit of getting used to. Also, apparently it hasn’t been this cold in June for 71 years…. timing again!
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... First a helmut and special boots with studs were issued, good job I wasn’t needing them, don’t think they had any in my size, nor a helmut that would fit over my ears. after that we all climbed onto the mini bus, one of those real Icelandic ones with big wheels. We had the privilege of having 2 guides for the day, the diver guide whose name was the Icelandic version of Steve L thinks, and another younger fellow who is learning to be a guide for this ...
... that this is a lot of horses, but he counters that another man in the village owns sixty horses. After drinking the second coffee and refusing another, he is nice enough to offer to drive us all the way to Myvatn.
Michel is staying the night in Reykjahlid at Myvatn but I want to press on and try to get to Egilsstadir that day, so I stand in the now familiar place where I was a couple of days before when trying to hitchhike to ...