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Europe » Iceland » South » Vík March 11th 2020

Traffic is amassing already, hiking boots doned, backpacks loaded with provisions. The day begins. All roads lead to adventure, Terra incognito awaits. Driving down the South coasts single laned Highway. It reveals a different side to the country. One of lifestyle, of a working people living of the land that tried once to deject them, now communally they thrive, working with nature. Sheep farms line the sides of the road. Icelandic horses barely tamed roam the pastures of this wild country. The sub Tundra foliage now gives way to grasses. Sheep line the sides of cliffs human adventures should be proud to gain a purchase on. We make our way amongst these farms towards Vik. A seaside town, which reveals itself to be the hub for day trips further afield to the east and north country. ... read more
Reynisfjara
gull
Outside Vik

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík August 26th 2019

We had alot to do today - and all of it in cold, windy, driving rain. After all the participants of the tour with Arctic Adventures were picked up, we were on our way. Our guide is Sindri, and he is the driver and guide for this trip. He is a wealth of information and he talks the whole time he is driving through this horrible rain. My cousin said all the photos are not coming through. I don't know why, maybe the wi-fi connection? Sorry about that. I killed you with iceberg photos, now I'm going to kill you with waterfall photos. First stop: Thingvellir. From Wikipedia: Þingvellir (Icelandic: (img=https://upload.wikimedia.org/wi... read more
Thingvellie area
A fault
Fault you can walk through.

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík September 19th 2018

Le temps se gâte... un épais brouillard fait que nous ne voyons plus le haut des montagnes et un léger crachin gâche un peu le paysage... mais la route continue et notre valeureux chauffeur mêne tout cela de main de maître !!!! Nous verrons tout de même des choses excelptionnelles... La Plage des Diamants a pour moi été une découverte fantastique... Une beauté incroyable que ces blocs de glaces qui ont choisi leur place sur une plage de sable noir .... par moment certains d'eux ressemblaient à du cristal. Il y a aussi eu de véritables champs de mousses installées sur de la lave.... La beauté de tout cela et la bonne entente du groupe ne pouvait que vous donner une idée positive du voyage....... read more
on est bien en Islande...
tout au loin
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Europe » Iceland » South » Vík September 15th 2018

Notre première journée d'excursion s'est déroulée en 241 km de route... et les nombreuses visites que vous aurez déjà pu observer dans les deux derniers blogs... Aujourd'hui nous reprenons la route avec notre brave chauffeur qui met tout en œuvre pour que nous ne devions pas porter nos valises jusqu'à la réception... et nous nous préparons aussi à découvrir d'autres lieux parfois impressionnants... Il m'arrive aussi d'avoir l'impression de traverser la Patagonie... des terres et des terres sans rien ni personne... des fermes, petites et grandes ci et là... quelques moutons dans les prairies que nous longeons, de toutes petites églises parfois attachées à un mini groupe de maisons ou tout simplement à une ferme et tant d'autres choses.... Pour aujourd’hui notre programme nous mènera direction la côte sud avec un premier arrêt à la cascade ... read more
Nouveaux paysages
au pays de l'eau
ça roule...

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík September 6th 2018

Et kik ud ad vinduet kl 5:30 viste en nærmest skyfri himmel. Nu var det endelig muligt at få taget det billede jeg havde gået og snakket om. Et billede med morgensolen gående igennem vandfaldet. Det var bare om at komme i tøjet og op til gejseren. Det blev en meget smuk oplevelse at se de få skyer som var på himmelen blive røde og se solen komme op bag bjergene ud i horisonten. Nu var det bare at vente på at gejseren ville springe med en flot vandsøjle. Efter 3 forsøg lykkedes det at få det hele til at passe sammen. Vi skulle på en længere tur for at kommen hen til næste destination. Den gik blandt andet forbi nogle varme kilder med boblende mudder og blå vandløb. Der havde længe været snakket om en ... read more
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Europe » Iceland » South » Vík September 6th 2018

I nærheden af Skogafoss ligger Dyrhólaey som var målet for dagens udflugt. Her er der alt fra fantastiske klippeformationer, basalt støtter, til sorte strande. Dagen var meget stormfuld hvilket kunne mærkes på toppen af klippen, hvor der var udsigt over en klippehvælving. Vinden gav også kæmpe bølger med masser af skumsprøjt som blæste op i vinden. Nogle strandgæster havde det med at komme for tæt på bølgerne, hvilket kunne resultere i en kold overbrusning. Strande er også kendt for den fantastiske klippehule bestående af basalt søjler. Der er utrolig mange former og farvenuancer. De smukke klipper ud i vandt fik ekstra liv af de voldsomme bølger med skumsprøjtet stående til alle sider. Tilbage ved Skogafoss var det kortvarigt muligt at få taget et par billeder af vandfaldet uden turister. Ud over turisterne består det svære i ... read more
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Europe » Iceland » South » Vík August 19th 2018

A long haul today. Just under 500 km. I must be going soft. 1,500 kms in outback Australia is a good day. Could be just be a little more to see here - and the 90km/hr speed limit is there for good reason. This post will take us down the east through the fjords to where the glaciers come out to play and on to Vik, the southernmost point of the island of Iceland - and the place where there are supposed be lots of puffins. Nice camp at Reydarfjordur. After doing all our washing and drying (no chance of drying in natural sunshine and breeze here), we slept in and didn't hit the road until just on 11.00am. The plan was to cover some ground down the eastern fjords. The coast line is fjords until ... read more
Take a seat
Tourists attracted
Glacier country

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík July 24th 2018

Woke to light coming into the small areas of the curtains that weren’t closed and faint sounds of voices. I peaked out the window and said “what time is it?” Axel replied “4am” “What!! I have to pee! Rubbing my eyes I gracefully I turned myself around in our spacious and luxurious RV .......ok I lie I turned myself around like a bull in a china shop, hitting my head off the top of the van and flung open the van side door. “It’s a beautiful day and it’s only 4am” I said. Then I headed to the public bathroom. “What the heck are all you people doing in here at this hour! Are you all nuts!” I said to myself as I open the restroom door to 20+women and children half in line and half ... read more
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Europe » Iceland » South » Vík July 24th 2018

Woke to light coming into the small areas of the curtains that weren’t closed and faint sounds of voices. I peaked out the window and said “what time is it?” Axel replied “4am” “What!! I have to pee! Rubbing my eyes I gracefully I turned myself around in our spacious and luxurious RV .......ok I lie I turned myself around like a bull in a china shop, hitting my head off the top of the van and flung open the van side door. “It’s a beautiful day and it’s only 4am” I said. Then I headed to the public bathroom. “What the heck are all you people doing in here at this hour! Are you all nuts!” I said to myself as I open the restroom door to 20+women and children half in line and half ... read more
Breakfast
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Europe » Iceland » South » Vík July 23rd 2018

Jak se ukazalo, vcera po vyletu jsme z jakehosi duvodu vynechali po ceste vetsi mnozstvi zajimavych lokalit. Tak jsme se k nim dneska vratili... Zacali jsme ve Viku, kde jsme vyjeli ke kostelu. Jako nic moc. Sice je od nej videt na cele mestecko, ale to zrovna neni taky zadny zazrak. Fotku jsme ale udelali, co kdyby, ze jo... Pak jsme samospadem sjeli dolu na plaz. Zdejsi plaze jsou pomerne zvlastni ve sve barevnosti. Uz jsem zazil zlutou pisecnou plaz, bilou pisecnou plaz, oblazkovou "plaz", ale plaz uplne cernocernou jeste ne. A pritom to funguje uplne stejne jako normalni pisek, kdo by to byl rekl. Jenom si predstavuju, ze kdyby se v tom vyvalel prislusnik KKK, tak by ho museli vyloucit, protoze by to ze sebe uz nikdy nemohl smyt. Pak jsme pouze objeli kopec a ... read more
Turista na plazi
Dneska nikam neletime
Za vodopadem




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