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... cat or Gryla would be enough to keep me good around the Christmas season.
After purchasing a few decorations it was time to head into Akureyri. Before hitting up the grocery store we went in search of ice cream at Brynja, which is supposed to be the best ice cream in town. It was very much the equivalent of dairy queen, as they serve soft serve ice cream but can add candy, fruit, and chocolate toppings. Kara went with strawberry soft serve, strawberries and some gummy candy. ...
... in love with, Akureryi. A town of about 20,000 people nestled at the end of a fjord at the base of many mountains it's just a very picturesque town. Probably why it was named Lonely Planets top European destination in 2015. A quick pit stop to grab some groceries and we were on our way to Ytri-Vik. I mean very quick as it was 6:45 and the grocery store closed at 7. Most things close much earlier than they do over here in Canada, something we had forgotten to plan ...
... out of the city, our first stop was at Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods). The falls are so named because Porgeir, chieftain and Lawspeaker, was given the responsibility in the year 1000 to decide whether all Icelanders would accept the Christian faith. When he decided they would, he threw his statues of pagan gods into the falls – thus the name. The waterfall, on the Skjalfandafljot river is magnificent and a popular tourist destination. Our next stop was Skutustadagigar, the ...
... seen and certainly no townships or shops. Until we saw a sign pointing to coffee. 3km off the highway down a gravel road. As there were no places to stop the car to have our own coffee, and the temperature was chilly, we followed the sign to a guesthouse. Coffee AND a WC,.Even better. Would we like homemade apple cake with that coffee. Why not. ...
... a natural rock fortress. Probably an old volcanic crater it has naturally high rock walls except for one side where a stone wall was erected. It is believed that it was used as a fortress from the 10th century but there is no record of any battle ever having taken place here. The wind up here nearly blew my ears off and both me and L off the top of the rock wall. Phew! it was a close thing. © Lynette Regan 7th June 2015