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Europe » Iceland » South » Vík August 17th 2008

We set out this morning from Hella to the Skaftafell Region to visit Seljalandsfoss, our first waterfall of the day. This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 meters over the cliffs of the former coastline and it is possible to follow a walkway behind the fall of water. We arrived early and found the place very quiet. Although the waterfall was undoubtedly stunning the whole area proved to be very picturesque with sunlight streaming through the clouds to light the surrounding fields and distant farmhouses. Walking behind the waterfall was a lot of fun, although obviously very wet. We followed the path round behind the fall and then back up the rocks on the other side. We headed next towards Skógar Folk Museum. We drove past several other waterfalls along the way - tiny streams ... read more
Village with a view
Skógar Folk Museum
Tapestry at Skógar Folk Museum

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík August 16th 2008

So now it's Saturday afternoon. I passed on staying at the National Park because it was as usual raining. The bus ride today took me past one of the nicest places I've seen in Iceland so far. It's a lagoon near the ocean, and there is a glacial tongue at the end of it. As ice breaks off the glacier, it becomes icebergs that float in the lagoon for up to 5 years before finding their way to the ocean. The lagoon is also famous because it was used in the James Bond Goldeneye movie, posing as Siberia. After a 30 minute stop at the I moved on to the village of Vik which has a pretty impressive setting along the ocean with huge cliffs backing the village. It will be a nice one day stop ... read more

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík August 12th 2008

Above iceland. We try hard to drink ourselves into a stupor and sleep it off for the rset of the flight to Miami. It is James' turn to go to the kitchen and get us some more cans of Grolsch - GOOD DUTCH BEER, MON!!! - but a group of germans have the same intentions as we have and block his way to the kitchen and all the ice-cold beer in it, the very purpose of his trip. Being physically speaking, the little shit he is he does not get much attention from the german lagerlouds and agry like mad he returns to his seat telling me to go get the beer myself since i can after all speak the stupid german of these Hitler fanatics holding his finger under his chin - faking the ... read more

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík July 23rd 2008

Zjutraj sva se pac morali posloviti od Natalie (tear tear! luksuz vorbei!), ki naju je zategnila do rezkjaviðkega mestnega letalisca, da sva prevzeli najin rent a car pri - kakopak - Budget agenciji. Ker kao niso imeli najinega avtomobila (razred Opel Corsa 1.0, 3 vrata), so nama ponudili nekega suzuki jeepa, ki baje stane dvakrat vec. Ozrli sva se proti Jimnyju - ali, kot je poznan med prijatelji, Jimmyju - in bila je ljubezen na prvi pogled. Vzeli ga bova! Ze tako ali tako sva bili povsem iz sebe zaradi dejstva, da najemava avto; to, da nama je v roke padel jeep, je bilo pa tako ali tako se bolj vrhunsko. In sva sli! Na cesto st. 1, ki je v bistvu edina cesta okoli Islandije. Ostalo so gravel roads. Pa tak Zahod! Ampak naju ni ... read more
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