Blogs from Mývatn, North, Iceland, Europe


Europe » Iceland » North » Mývatn July 2nd 2022

Todays weather was set to be cloudy but dry but then the weather can change in five minutes here so you can never be totally sure. Ian is keen to visit the volcano crater and there is also a large lake which is said to be very scenic. It will likely be a shortish day but we are in no particular hurry. We have decided to stay another night at the same campsite and it’s good to get an early pitch as there are no reservations here and last night there was not a patch to be found. For once we have got up early…I suspect it’s because the sun is shining brightly. We make use of the excellent camp kitchen and start the day with bacon, eggs, tomatoes and fried bread. Breakfast done, we set ... read more
Mud pools
Grjotagja Cave
Pseudo cráter

Europe » Iceland » North » Mývatn June 1st 2022

The drive through the Mývatn was a day of encountering one spectacular natural feature after another. Now on the other side of the Eyjafjörður from Akureyri, the coach ascended the slope of Vaðlaheiðar mountain. Rather than go around it, we took a tunnel through the mountain. At the other side of Vaðlaheiðar the road descends to traverse the valley of Fnjóskadalur. The highway generally followed the course of the Fnjóska River through farming country. Presently we arrived at Goðafoss, the Waterfall of the Gods. The falls are not that high, but they are wide and create a roading rapids in the Skjálfandafljót River. The tourist legend is that the Alþting lawspeaker threw the images of Thor and the other Nordic gods into the falls when Iceland converted to Christianity in about 1000. However, it is more ... read more
Fnjóskadalur Valley

Europe » Iceland » North » Mývatn May 19th 2022

Ajettiin solan kautta ja kierrettiin maksullinen tunneli. Pysähdys Godafossissa katsomaan koski ja syömään lihakeitto. Majoitus oli Myvatn-järven etelärannalla. Vietiin tavarat sinne ja kierrettiin itärannan nähtävyydet: järven rantaa, ylängön luolia, ei lähdetty kiipeämään kraaterille. Rantakahvilassa syötiin ja katsottiin navetan lehmiä ja niityllä kirmaavia vasikoita. Käytiin katsomassa maasta nousevaa höyryä ja pulppuavaa mutaa. Myvatn Natural Baths maksoi 40€. Kaksi allasta, saunoja, paljon väkeä. Ajettiin takaisin länsirannan kautta. Siellä oli korkea vuori ja kosteikkoja.... read more

Europe » Iceland » North » Mývatn June 6th 2019

Hello and welcome to another chapter of my short stories during my journey! I truly hope you have enjoyed these couple of weeks. You probably may already have pictured yourself exploring this incredible country’s attractions. Don’t matter when you choose to come, it will always be the perfect time to visit Iceland! Today we will head to the northern part of the country, where incredible natural attractions await. I must tell you that leaving Eskifjörður was not an easy task. As you may know, the weather in Iceland changes super quickly. After I left the hotel, the rain was pouring down hard, just like in the movies. It was indeed a very unique moment to watch (from inside the car of course), then you begin to understand the power of nature, really. My advice to all ... read more
Dettifoss walk

Europe » Iceland » North » Mývatn December 30th 2018

(Last night: went for the Northern Lights tour - we did see them, they're as enchanting as ever. My tripod wasn't cooperating and I didn't get good pictures, but that's ok - I was just happy to see them again. And happy that we got free hot chocolate while waiting because it was bloody cold standing in the middle of nowhere) Adventure day! We drove to the Lake Myvatn area, east of Akureyri. Yes everything was amazing, but it was also fun trying to remember where I'd been before and what was familiar/had changed. First things first, they've built a tunnel (7km..!) since last time, so we didn't have to do the mountain pass which was good (especially for the drive home!). It was funny hearing about the tunnel - it was reminiscent of LRT tunnel ... read more
Myvatn pseudocraters

Europe » Iceland » North » Mývatn September 24th 2018

Que de merveilles... et tant à vous montrer encore... Pour ceux qui s'en soucient, oui nous ne sommes plus là-bas, mais bien de retour à la maison... Après l'Islande nous avons été au Canada, visite familiale côté Montréal, mais aussi un peu d'Ontario... C'est une autre histoire qui prendra place dans la chronologie du blog... Retournons donc à nos moutons puisque c'est d'actualité dans ces paysages et que nous rencontrons encore de magnifiques endroits... Après les 390 km d'hier nous quittons Eglisstadir pour dormir ce soir à Akureyri... Pour que vous vous y retrouviez un peu dans notre géographie, je vous mets une carte que j'ai flêchée afin de vous situer le tour que nous avons fait jusqu'à Eglisstadir aujourd'hui et Akureyri pour ce soir. Nous passons par un haut-plateau désertique avec la cascade la plus ... read more
ce petit bonhomme veille sur Egilsstadir
jolie route

Europe » Iceland » North » Mývatn August 18th 2018

We have reached the half way point of our trip around Iceland. The odometer is about to tick over to half of our allocated distance and we are 10 days in to a 20 day trip. So far, so good. In this post we will cover some of waterfalls and lakes in this central part of the North, talk a little about camping Iceland style and outline our planning for the next leg of the trip into the Highlands. We have previously camped in Europe for extended periods and have noted that they do it differently here. Well serviced camp sites that can handle, say 100 people, have 4 toilets and 2 showers but we have been in a few that have had closer to 900 people that don't have too many more. People seem to ... read more
Jokulsa-a-Follum below Dettifoss
Canyon walls Jokulsargljufur
Dettifoss in the selfie

Europe » Iceland » North » Mývatn July 30th 2018

Ze zakladniho tabora jsme podnikli utok na jezero myVatn. To uz jsme sice videli, ale shledali jsme, ze je potrebne ho zkontrolovat podrobneji. Abych to zkratil, jezero stoji za zlamanou gresli. Nekde u Trebone najdete hezci. Mozna na nem teda budou jine kachny (jako jine druhy, u konkrernich jedincu je to skoro jiste, i kdyz co ja vim o planech na dovolenou mistnich ptaku, takze vyloucit se to neda). Ale okolo jezera je nekolik mist, ktere za navstevu stoji. Nejprve jsme zastavili u pseudokrateru Skútustaðagígar. A ty teda za navstevu nestoji. Ze zeme, kde se predpokladam bude vetsina z vas pohybovat, to jsou totiz takove male zelene kopecky. Az ze vzduchu (kam se vetsina z vas asi nedostane) to cele vynikne. Takze se pred navstevou nejprve podivejte v mistnim obchudku na pohlednici, kde to celkem dobre ... read more
Jeskyne s teplou vodou
Mlada lava

Europe » Iceland » North » Mývatn July 28th 2018

Rano prselo. Prekvapive. Mam pocit, ze zde ve fjordech meli hezky tak v roce 1987. Kde je nejake globalni oteplovani, kdyz ho clovek potrebuje? Nebo alespon lokalni oteplovani? Takze jsme se trochu poflakovali v kuchynce a cekali na otevreni mistnich lazni. I kdyz jeste prselo, tak jsme preci jen vyrazili na prohlidku mestecka. Opravdu to nezabralo dlouho. V podstate tu maji jeden modry kostel (zavreny), jednu barevnou ulici (opravuji: ulicku) a asi 5 otevrenych obchudku s design vecmi, ktere bych si nekoupil asi ani v pripade, ze by staly tretinu penez. Mistni restaurace (jedna ze dvou) mela akci 2 za 1, coz nas presvedcilo, ze si tedy poprve dame poradne jidlo. O houbovou polevku a fish&chips pozdeji jsme nesetrili superlativy. I kdyz Katce prislo jako skoro svatokradezne smazit lososa v trojobalu, tak se pri jeho konzumaci ... read more
Bublajici bahno
Kourici bahno
Koupani pro bohate

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