Nordur-Vik Youth Hostel
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... which is about thirty five dollars a head for nothing. We all agree to meet for the tour and head in different directions. Some go closer to the seaside and watch some seals pop up and others wander about. After a while we headed into the little store/coffee place and had some hot chocolate. While we are waiting, Dar buys a couple decks of cards and teaches Tammy and I to play a game called three to thirteen. It was a fun game to learn but we had to rely on Dar for ...
... at the end of the canyon and drank some water right off the waterfall. The water was delicious! One of the ladies said she would not drink, as even though they have no beavers, she did not want to risk getting sick. That’s when we found out that the water we are getting back at the farm is straight out of a stream that goes right by there. No filtering or anything! They are really confident in the cleanliness of their water.
A little ...
... having to take off after horses that want to go elsewhere. We head across a deep river that we have no choice but to cross. The water is so deep, we get in and my horse starts going sideways trying to make it to the other side. I remember Arnold telling us that when in doubt; give the horse his way and he knows where to go and what to do. I put my trust in my horse and we made it across. At this point, we are all pretty wet because of the rain and the water in ...
... br> The Black Sand Beach.
Pic 18 - Monica
Monica enjoying the high winds at the Black sand beach!
Pic 19 - Lee and Arnold
Finally a picture of our chief guides together.
Pic 20 - Dar at the Black Sand Beach
Pic 21 - Tim and Dar
Pic 22 - Dismount
Time for photo ops!
Pic 23 - Tammy and I
Notice the coats. Good protection for cool weather but especially for the killer wind!
Pic 24 - The Black ...
... that led to the top which took some effort to climb. At the top of the waterfall there was a path that I followed to some rapids and smaller waterfalls a bit upstream. Continuing east on the highway I stopped at the Sólheimajökull glacier where I had a glacier walk tour scheduled in the afternoon. In order to get to the base of the glacier I had to drive down a gravel road that was under construction hoping my dinky little car would make ...