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Travel Blogs from Akureyri
After a fairly rocky night the weather improved as we travelled north west from Bergen and then turned west towards Iceland. A walk around the boutiques on board after breakfast filled in the morning and after lunch a game of canasta. Then we went off to afternoon tea at 3.30 pm in case anyone was hungry. Pizza and red wine for ...
... to me, as the one-time owner of a Thoroughbred who had to have a blanket on in his cosy stable in a Cape winter, was that they apparently bring cattle inside for about seven or eight months of the year, sheep for six and a half, but the horses are NEVER brought in! In Iceland!! Tough little buggers! No wonder they have woolly manes!
Graham had been given some route advice by Eline (if we were to list all the things Eline said in the 18 or so hours we were on her ...
... of the Santa’s made an appearance today, though!
We then stopped for lunch. We had an excellent tomato style minestrone soup along with fresh trout from Lake Myvatn. Myvatn translates into English as bugs, flys or mosquitos. There are millions of them but fortunately they don’t bite and even better, today we had a good breeze so they weren’t bad. The trout was a huge piece and was so ...
... Myvatn and an area with lots of geothermal activity. Our first stop was at Godafoss (the name literally means waterfall of the gods). In ~1000 AD an icelandic leader who was trying to make peace between followers of the older pagan (Norse) gods and the Christian converts, adopted Christianity himself and threw his statues of the pagan gods into this waterfall. He placated his pagan followers by allowing them to continue to worship as they wished in ...
... peach or passionfruit. We seriously need to find a way to get this stuff in Canada...or at least produce it, since I think the milk marketing board and the Feds' protectionist policies might make it impossible to import it. Another great meal we have had was in Isafjordur. You can't be in a little town in the Westfjords and not eat fish, so we headed down to a nice restaurant in the town centre for an expensive meal of Icelandic food. But here is where things got a ...
Other places to stay in Akureyri
Hrafnagilstraeti, Akureyri | 3 star hotelfrom $105
Hafnarstraeti 87 - 89, Akureyri | 4 star hotelfrom $143
Geislagata 7, Akureyri | 2 star hotelfrom $117
Hafnarstraeti 67, Akureyri | Hotelfrom $153
Geislagata 10 , Akureyri | Hotelfrom $134