Travel Blogs from Akureyri
What a day, fantastic sunshine all day. When we were having breakfast our guide came along and said that the temperature was supposed to be 18 degrees today. Went back to the room and changed into a short-sleeved T-shirt. Lots of others went into their shorts - mind some hardy souls had been wearing shorts since day one, I never saw any goosebumps …
... have detected on the second day, however, that his wife was starting to show signs of exhaustion by soliloquy!
Jen, too, allowed no moss to grow on her boots. She walked around 20km yesterday having spent Saturday regrouping in preparation for our final week in Iceland. Like I, she enjoyed her (far less expensive) activities and the relaxed manner of the people she encountered. The pace was no where near as hectic in the north as in the south, and those ...
... dirt walls, floor & turf ceilings are still in place from the 1840's. After reading the novel Burial Rites recently this was excellent to have a glimpse of how the life would have been to live in a dark, cold, dirty place like this. A poor farmhouse would have been even more sparse & crowded. Lunch stop in Akureyri, the second biggest town in Iceland with 17,693 so small ...
Up early again for Jewels of the North tour. First stop magnificent Godafoss Falls, again you can get close to the falls so can feel the force of the water. Next stop Lake Myvatn which is surrounded by some great volcanic craters, nice coffee and cake in the large village hall. On to Dimmuborgir, where we walk through lava field with strange formations, columns and arches. you can smell the next stop on the other side of the European plate it is the stinks bubbling ...
... in the town’s cultural center, which was the place Jacob finally got his souvenir of the day: a pewter letter opener decorated with Viking scenes. This was after I said no to an actual knife. Lunch was right on the water. I had goulash, the locally famous lamb stew but was envious of the Danish open-faced sandwiches the party at the next table was served. Yum.
Jacob is learning a lot, absorbing lots of ...
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