The day of much driving…

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October 23rd 2017
Published: November 11th 2017
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The longest drive!

Having had the day off driving yesterday I took the first shift of the long drive today. We left the house before it got light but after a bowl of porridge and stopped off at Kirkjufellfoss which was pretty but it was still too dark for photos. We then stopped briefly in Grundarfjörđur to get petrol before heading along the gravel route 54 through the impressive Bersekjahraun larva field. This got poor Sigi (hire car) rather dirty! As the driving got more boring I handed over to Chavaunne who drove us to Kolugirljufur falls. We had lunch in the car before braving the wind to admire the falls. We deviated on route 1 to take the 744 around Tindastoll (where we failed to see any trolls, giants or monsters as promised by the book!) then the 76 and 82 scenic route around the Tröllaskagi peninsular. We took the gravel track over the mountains instead of goimg through another long tunnel and crossed the snow line! (Vicky who was driving by now rates this as one of her holiday highlights!) We headed down to Hrafnagil where we stayed in Filip’s lovely house. He kindly let us use his oven to finally cook
Heeding the warning signs!Heeding the warning signs!Heeding the warning signs!

(Photo from Chavaunne)
our (now not so frozen) pizzas and we finished our meal with hot chocolate and cinnamon swirls. Whilst the day was mostly driving the views were stunning! Lots of mountains, fjords & mirror smooth lakes – it felt like driving through a series of postcards!

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We found a friend!We found a friend!
We found a friend!

(Photo from Vicky)

Tröllaskagi peninsular

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