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Europe » Iceland September 4th 2013

Efter et halvt år fyldt med nye indtryk blev det endelig tiltrængt sommerferietid med 10 dages ferie i Island, som man kan flyve direkte til fra Nuuk. Vi havde lejet en 4x4 Jeep Grand Cherokee og tog fra Keflavik på rundtur i Island… Faktisk nåede vi næsten hele vejen rundt om den fantastiske ø. Turen gik rundt om vulkaner, forbi gletschere, omkring vandfald og naturligvis off-road i højlandet og igennem strømmende floder. Vi besøgte også nogle af de varme kilder og nåede også at snuse til ”storbyerne” Reykjavik og Akureyri. I Reykjavik stødte vi endda tilfældigt på en af Anders’ venner og studiekammerater. Island er simpelthen et fantastisk sted, som vi meget varmt kan anbefale, hvis man ikke allerede har oplevet det. Nedenfor kan du se nogle af vores billeder og hvis du trykker ”maps” burde ... read more
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Europe » Iceland » Southwest » Selfoss August 30th 2013

Our trip to Iceland didn’t start very auspiciously, with our flight being delayed for 2 hours because of French air traffic control strikes! We wriggled and fidgeted and worried until they finally told us we were going, but we were pretty lucky that they hadn’t cancelled our flight like a lot of others. In our spare time we did manage to buy a bottle of duty free gin as we had heard alcohol was very expensive in Iceland, so the time wasn’t totally wasted. And before we knew it, we were touching down in Reykjavik. The sun was shining and it wasn’t unbearably cold, we couldn’t believe it! We’d been told that Icelandic people had been voted the friendliest in the world, and before long that was readily apparent. Some excitable and possibly slightly drunk locals ... read more
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Europe » Iceland » South » Vík August 30th 2013

Iceland’s main artery is a ring road that loops around the edge of the entire country. The buses are sporadic and expensive and we liked the idea of having our own car, free to stop as long as we like, wherever we like, camping whenever we were tired. However, hiring a car proved a little more difficult than we anticipated. Getting out of Thorsmork (where we finished our hike) was difficult in itself. We payed a lot of money to get onto a bus that looked more like an old battered loaf of bread sitting very high above extreme tyres. But the reason for this soon became apparent as we went cross country across the giant rocks of a dry river bed. We had to cross what remained of the river at one point, which was ... read more
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Europe » Iceland » Northwest » Ísafjördur August 30th 2013

The snow covered tops of the mountains seemed close enough to touch as we flew past. They rose around our plane on all sides, our shadow showed up clearly on the snow below. The pilot turned sharply and we suddenly entered an opening, blue water and a little town at our feet. Following the sharp turn was a sudden descent onto a short air-strip, I didn’t think we were going to make it. But our teeny little plane touched down without a hitch and we were in Isafordur, Westfjords. We stayed one more night in Reykjavik after exploring the South Coast. We spent a lovely evening with Hofi, a friend of Pete’s who lives in Reykjavik with her partner and their new baby April. We had an amazing vegan feast prepared by Hofi’s mum that blew ... read more
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Europe » Iceland » Southwest » Reykjavík August 22nd 2013

Iceland was the last stop of our summer journey, and what a delight it was. The scenery was unique and the weather was good. But, my oh my, was it EXPENSIVE!! Being a little smaller than England and due to the high costs of tours and transportation, we were able to just get a taste of the country. Reykjavik was a delightful city with a nice homey atmosphere. The menu boards advertising whale and puffin were a bit disturbing, but the fish soup, lamb stew, and skyr (Icelandic yogurt) were excellent. The BIG tourist attraction in Reykjavik is the Hallgrimskirkja church. This imposing structure can be seen from 12 miles away. It's a great landmark when finding your way around the city. The Harpa Concert Hall and Convention Center sparkles near the harbor front with its ... read more
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Europe » Iceland August 21st 2013

We landed in Reykjavik, Iceland around 11:00 pm. Easy connecting flight to Copenhagen left at 1:00 am. Icelandair was great.... read more

Europe » Iceland August 18th 2013

-SP- (dia 1) He aprovechado la mañana para hacer colada y secadora, echar el correo y demas. El imprmeable sigue bastante cochino incluso despues de haber pasado por la lavadora, asi que le he aplicado una sesion de cepillo y jabon quitamanchas en los peores sitios y ha quedado un poco mejor. No merece la pena esforzarse mucho porque con ese color se nota la mierda enseguida. En una semana estara igual otra vez. Al menos no doy tanto la nota en el aeropuerto. Tengo un pedal que da chasquidos, me temo que en el viaje en el autobus algo le ha pasado. He intentad repararlo pero no he conseguido hacer nada. A ultima hora he reservado noche en el hostal por 3000 y pico coronas, porque el dia 16 por la noche hara frío, y ... read more
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Europe » Iceland August 14th 2013

-SP- Hoy han sido los 68km casi continuos de pelea contra el frio, viento y lluvia. Y luego en Reykjavik 9 km, ya que en el bus habia unos bicicleteros franceses que pretendian saber donde esta el camping. Les he dado 15 min y luego he decidido dar un golpe de estado y empezar a decir yo por donde es. Por la mañana ha amanecido bien, pero a eso de las 10 ha empezado a hacer viento y luego a llover fuerte. He tenido que hacer una parada en la gasolinera de Grundarfjordur, he conseguido secar un poco las zapatillas y me he tomado uno de esos bollos enrollados de canela que tienen un monton de azucar, acompañado con chocolate caliente. Y de ahi otros 40 km más en la lluvia. Los ultimos 17 km han ... read more
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Europe » Iceland August 14th 2013

-SP- Hoy etapa larga ya que parece que sera el ultimo dia bueno de la semana. He tenido viento en contra durante los primeros 95 km, mas fuerte cuanto mas cerca del gran volcan. Normal, ya que partir de aqui solo hay mar. En Arnastapi hacia un viento de mil demonios, habia camping alli pero yo no tengo ganas de otro camping suicida islandes. Ademas, el Snaefellsjokull parece un iman para las nubes. Despues de pelear los 95 km he tenido unos 30con viento a favor, un regalo asi hay que aprovecharlo. La zona del volcan muy interesante, muchos campos de lava, crateres y demas. Es este volcan en el que en la novela de Julio Verne "Viaje al centro de la tierra", encuentan un pasadizo que les conduce par abajo. He conseguido encontrar ademas un ... read more
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Europe » Iceland August 11th 2013

-SP- Hoy he salido tarde de Reykjavik por despertarme tarde y ademas hacer la compra para varios dias. En Mosfellsbaer me he caido en un monton de gravilla, como los clicks de los pedales son nuevos, estan mas prietos y no me ha dado tiempo adesengancharme, el clasico. Resultado, mano derecha y rodilla derecha magulladas y algp despellejadas, aunque parece que se cura rapido. Como hay tunel submarino y esta prohibido para las bicis me toca bordear todo el fiordo, son 60 km extra. Respecto a la foto de la bascula, yo creo que marca, por lo menos, 10 kg de mas. Y hay que tener en cuenta que llevo una alforja con la compra para varios dias (fruta, leche y zumo incluidos, que pesan mucho). -EN- Today I start from Reykjavik late and also make ... read more
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