Nordur-Vik Youth Hostel
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... at a small village hostel isn't the quietest place and tends to act like a community day care (same thing happened in Turkey). However it was a good chance to hang/eavesdrop with the local and listen to their interesting language.
Hopefully the weather will subside for tomorrow when I will be travelling to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area for a couple hikes. The day after that, I'll be heading back to Reyk to meet up with Samantha before flying out on Monday.
... did not get far soon finding himself waist deep in freezing water as the ice gave way underneath him. When it is about -5 outside and you are wet from an unexpected dunking, you experience a whole new world of cold, still it took his mind of his head which had stopped bleeding by now.
We then headed back to Vik for sunset. There was a little light low in the sky but we didn't really expect much. The light for the most part this ...
Our little Itslian friend then joined us for the trip south past Reykjavik and all the way to Vik. The drive was about a four hour drive, but conditions were good. Some of the landscapes were amazing, especially just outside Reykjavik as you climbed a little into the mountains where it was just a sea of white, no trees, just pure ice and snow.
We stopped at Seljalandsfoss, a beautiful waterfall, but it ...
... Bardabunga volcano being very active towards the east, there was a notice saying how there had been increased instability at the glacier so visitors were discouraged from going too close to either the edge of the glacier itself or too near the glacial lagoon as there was an increased risk of pieces breaking off. I hiked down the trail a bit then headed down to the lagoon where you had a much better view of the glacier and ...
... ice fields. The view was probably fantastic, but I could see nothing, only thick white cloud.
After what seemed like a long time I finally arrived at the hut, at around the same time as the couple of Germans, who arrived from a different direction as they had taken a different fork in the trail a while back. Much to our disappointment the hut was closed and noone was there, but we managed to open the back door to a small area containing the toilets ...