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
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!
I'm just an ecologist,, SFF fan and rainbow loving gal who wishes she had more time & money for travelling!
Born & bred in the UK I grew up with summer holidays to remote corners of this isle and my memories of these trips involve scrambling up mountains in the rain! Great times! I am fascinated by the natural world around us, by all the amazing creatures that share it with us & the ways they & their habitats fit together.
Having finished my PhD in Ecology in 2010 I set off to see Australia & New Zealand for several months to escape! This blog began then, I've missed several UK based h... full info