Icelandair Hotel Hamar
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Finally asked the question about where the reindeer were and was told that they are only in the east of the island and we wouldn't see any in the area where we are - so that puts an end to looking for reindeer.
Because it was so warm yesterday I didn't wear my thermal leggings today - MISTAKE. It turned out to be cold and even though it …
... format. What a brutal group of people! Heading for Reykjavik we found a knitting outlet where Geoff finally bought an Icelandic jumper for a reasonable price. Through a 6km long tunnel to get back to Reykjavik, completing a full circle of the island of Iceland. Well done to Geoff for doing all the driving over 1800kms on the opposite side of the road in a manual car with gear changes done ...
... even arrived.
But what a sight they were when they did. Our hosts have two dogs who we got to see in action, keeping the horses in line as they walked towards the house. Fjola chose Clikka for Xenia to ride and we followed her and Clikka into the barn.
As Xenia was grooming her, and Fjola got the saddle ready Mike asked our hosts how they met, and how they came to run the farm. The story that followed confirmed that we had made the right call to choose ...
... and collecting some black sand we were off to Dyrholaey, just ten minutes down the road. Why? To see more puffins of course! There were only a few there, but the stop also provided additional views of the black sand beach.
From Dyrholaey we headedness straight for Solheimajokull glacier. We had opted to pass on the $70 glacier walk organized by Arcanum but still wanted to say we "walked" on a glacier. Mission accomplished. We had to drive down a 7 km gravel ...
... water while some pulled on overalls and went onto the upper, exposed decks. The is another ship full of people off in the distance headed in the same direction. The wind is crazy strong and cold. As it happened we didn't see any whales. Some saw some dolphins, but only a couple of times. We did see sea birds dive bombing fish. It was fun for most but there were a handful of people ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIcelandair Hotel Hamar Borgarnes
Great hotel next to a golf course, and an amazing jacuzzi outside. Service was excellent.
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