Smyrlabjorg Country Hotel
Travel Blogs from Höfn
... made from glacier water and spiced with local thyme (white wine for Minna) and skyr volcano desert (skyr, an Icelandic yogurt, as a mousse covered with caramel sauce and crispy crackling rice). The duo consisted of about thirty langoustines grilled in their shells with bread crumbs and butter and garlic and langoustine spring rolls - heaven from an exoskeleton.
We waddled to our hotel room and off to sleep because of a necessary early start ...
... and you get a different view of the different glaciers. The first one I stopped at I could do another glacier walk, but I declined, been there done that, but I did walk right up to the face of the glacier, ever wondered why they call it a face? well I have and I can't answer the question. But I digress this is a fantastic Glacier only problem is its still raining, damn rain, the day that I went diving is the only fine day we have had since I arrived here. My wet weather gear really has ...
... makes angel and columbia icefields look like a cup of icecubes.
- Also, glimpsed the first icebergs, but through the mist were not the greatest, so we will back track tomorrow to take a better look.
Anyways, we will let the pictures speak for themselves, we have been hiking alot, seeing a ton of sights, and driving our little Yaris all over the place.
Tonight, we decided to postpone the tent party, as it is ...
... little restaurant we ate aton Tuesday called the Veitingasala Restaurant. (I had the fish today that Rox had on Tuesday and she tried the lamb chops..not bad, but not real thick.) Wewere waiting for some clouds to move in and soften the light.
After lunch, we stopped at a visitors center of a national park (and we'llhave to look up the name later) and watched an interesting video on a 1996eruption. Rox bought a similar video on the 2010 eruption ...
Coming back into Hofn for gas (and to wash some diesel fuel off the outside
of his Nissan with an outside car wash..in Iceland?), we headed back west to an
interesting stop at a mountain-based hydroelectric station (with a really long
name.) The sign said it only produced 1400KW but the source was way up the
mountain. Again, if Tony didn't know about it, we wouldn't have driven a rental
vehicle up that road! But the ...