Icelandair Hotel Herad
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Chris started the day with a 5km run. We are departing at 10 am, a later start then usual. To recap, the Lake Myvatn area is active geologically and our guide believes it involves a "third" plate which is interacting with the Eurasian and North American plates. In a confined area, there are lava flows, rifts, mud holes, active volcanoes, geothermal …
On our road trip from Lake Myvatn to the small village of Egilsstadir (population 2,600) we took a side road to Dettifoss, Europe's largest waterfall.. It is the largest in the amount of water that goes over its ledges, some 17,000 cubic feet a second. The day was also our first day of considerable sunshine with temperatures reaching 18 degrees …
Today was all about nature watching. First we we t on a drive by the long lake next to town. Then we we t to see Hengifoss fall, which was too difficult to reach. We later started driving in the beautiful eastern fjords. We ended the day in the stunning village of Seydisfjordur, where we had an early dinner. Tomorrow we are off to the north.
We started off our day walking through a lovely park with dual waterfalls near the hotel. We then drove to Skaftafell park and took a one hor walk to the beautiful black waterfall and some more waterfalls. We then drove to the small ice lake of Fjallarlon and then continued to the real thing -Jokulsalron, which was stunning. We then went to Hofn …
... and made it just in time to be seated. We ordered some traditional Icelandic food consisting of arctic char which is a fish that comes from the salmon family, only it's found in the arctic circle and is in fact the north most freshwater fish that exists. It was extremely delicious and the waiter also talked us into dessert. Good thing we were filling up on dinner because we had a long night ahead of us. The main reason we were staying at a small homestead this night was because it ...