[ Bjarni R. Einarsson / blog: IS EN ]


3 day S-Iceland itinerary

2010-08-20 23:47

This is what Ewelina and I did with Susan. It was a lot of driving, but we had crazy fun.

Day 1:

  • Hanging dried fish just South of Hafnarfjörđur
  • Stopped by a pretty lake, forget the name
  • Seltún hot springs in Krýsuvík
  • Drove along coast to Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki
  • Examined moss, craters, Icelandic berries and a prison on the way
  • The Icelandic wonders and ghost museums in Stokkseyri. Neither were worth the money or time, sadly.
  • KFC in Selfoss
  • Paused in Hella, so Susan could photo the sign (it always cracks Californians up)
  • Walked behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and climbed up to a little cave
  • Found Seljavallalaug, which is still half full of ash/sand. Bathed anyway, in the rain.
  • Stopped in Vík for Icelandic mutton-soup and visited the wool souvenir shop.
  • Drove in the rain, stopped to look at hundreds of man-made rock cairns, added our own stones.
  • Reach Skaftafell national park just after dark, camped and giggled over white wine and invisible carrots in our tent, until we fell asleep.

Day 2:

  • Hiked the small circle in Skaftafell, seeing Svartifoss and Lambhagi and many glaciers from a distance.
  • Found a gas stove and Polish book left by other tourists, left a funny note with our phone number before claiming the loot.
  • Drove rapidly to Höfn, bought beer, had coffee.
  • Drove slowly back, photoed horses.
  • Stopped at Jökulsárlón, saw icebergs and seals.
  • Stopped at Svínafellsjökull, walked on it
  • Stopped at the wrecked bridge exhibit
  • Stopped to admire collapsed caves
  • Got stuck in sand by the roadside, got unstuck after two trucks and a jeep all stopped and offered help which we didn't end up needing. But that made the girls think Icelanders are awesome.
  • Camped at Kirkjubćjarklaustur, cooked lamb and chicken and slices of the world's largest potato on a crappy disposable BBQ.

Day 3:

  • Drove to Vík, visited the beach there and had hot-dogs.
  • Quickly looked at Skógarfoss
  • Looked at some ruins of barns half made out of caves in a big rock.
  • Stopped for gas in Hvolsvöllur, were appalled by the crappy excuse for a farmer's market.
  • Visited Geysir
  • Visited Gullfoss, had mutton-soup again, with seconds!
  • Drove the mountainy way to Ţingvellir, visited the crevasse, visitors center, cemetary and church.
  • Drove to Nesjavellir, admired the steam and the sheep and the fun road.
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