Hotel Valaskjalf Egilsstadir
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... my words, not the guides) and got on our gear. Kara doesn't have her license so she had to sit on the back of my ATV and we were off. It was only the two of us and our guide on this trip, which was awesome. We raced up the hills, through trees and streams before coming to a brief stop to get some local history from our guide.
He told us that where we had stopped used to be a wide-open field but was now the forest they know today. Apparently in 1984, they had organized a ...
... 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 Jökulsá á Fjöllum, the second longest river in Iceland, to Dettifoss and walk to Europe’s most powerful waterfall, which roars into the depths of a 15km long canyon. It really is an ...
... 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. ...
... out along the river to the hot springs. This was another secluded area that coupled as a campsite, so we set up shop here and headed for the water. Many locals use these springs for skin care, as the water is at a perfect temperature and very clean. We met a French couple and an older British woman who we chatted with for awhile, and took some pics of us enjoying the Icelandic life. We retired early to the camper, briefly listened to some heavy metal ...
... and a now one year old large, modern terminal constructed. The police/immigration and customs officials were just as friendly, but we did wonder if the delicious hot chocolate drink we fondly remembered would still be on the menu – we shouldn’t have worried, it was!
As it looked quite fine to the west, we wondered about carrying on to Iceland; checking the weather reports they confirmed good conditions, so the decision was made. A ...