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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
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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 » Höfn August 5th 2008

Portem tres dies de viatge i costa trobar adjectius per definir tot el que estem veient i sentint. Islàndia és pura màgia. És com visitar diferents paisos (per no dir planetes) en un mateix. Un es sent minúscul enmig de la inmensitat de la naturalesa, pura, incorrompuda de la la illa: volcans, cascades inimaginables, terres àrides, paisatges impossibles, glaciars, icebergs, llacs inabastables, rius....En molts moments del viatge tenim la sensació d'haver arribat a la fi del món. Les pringades, d'altra banda són vàries. A l'episodi conegut per alguns de vosaltres de l'aeroport (vam sortir amb 8 hores de retard), cal afegir altres incidències, com un clima més advers del previst i del descrit a les (males) guies de viatges consultades. D'altra banda, l'amabilitat dels islandesos és com el sol, brilla per la seva absència:són uns bordes ... read more
Glaciar

Europe » Iceland » South » Vestmannaeyjar July 31st 2008

Dragi moji. Ce/Ko greste na Islandijo, pojdite na Westmannske otoke. Nujno. In to se posebej, ce je lepo vreme - kot se je kot nalasc naredilo vceraj za naju. Najprej smo imeli pri Natalie spet fancy zajtrk, spet smo mleli sadne smoothieje, kuhali jasmin zeleni caj in podobno, kar clovek pocne ne doma, ampak ze kar v hotelu. Potem pa naju je Natalie zapeljala na postajo BSI v Reykjaviku, kjer sva imeli ob 10.40 bus do pristanisca Thorlakshöfn. Za hip se pomudimo pri stevilkah. Bus do tja in nazaj, ki vozi v eno smer 50 minut, naju je stal 2400 kron, povratna za trajekt (ki vozi 3 ure 45 min v eno smer) 4230 kron, skupno je bila ta otoska zabava vredna cca 4600 kron, kar je 37 evrov. In ker smo ravno pri stevilkah, naj ... read more
Westmann Runtur
Fuzbal pod nujno
Familiar scenery?

Europe » Iceland » South » Höfn July 24th 2008

Ponoci je dezevalo in pihalo, tako da sem bila malo paranoicna, da nama bo odneslo sotor - izjave prejsnjega vecera v stilu "ni paaanike, staaari, sej za eno noc ni treba tok klinov prbijat!" mi niso bile v pomoc, ampak se je na sreco vse izkazalo bolj kot plod polsna. Zjutraj je bilo vse popolnoma BP. Ker se je kafic odprl sele ob 10h (nisem sicer prepricana, zakaj cakajo toliko casa, ce pa je dan ze od ... ponoci?), sem pobozno prosila eno od rangerk, da mi je v svoji kucici segrela vodo za caj. Bre zelenega caja so jutra povsem drugacna. In tako mi je prijazna gospa pomagala, da je bilo jutro malodane popolno (caj je bil, seveda, bio - prinesen od doma). Sli sva na enoinpolurni hike do nekega slapa v tem parku, ki ... read more
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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
Just so you know
Seljalandsfoss
This is good

Europe » Iceland » South July 16th 2008

Iceland was apparently named by a disgruntled settler who lost all his livestock in a particularly harsh winter. Given the numbers of volcanos, geysers and gushing steam vents alongside glaciers and snow topped mountains, many people argue that the country should in fact be called Fire and Iceland. Good point. But...what do you get when you mix fire and ice? Yes, that's right. Water. And I can tell you that we found a lot of it during our four days in Iceland. It comes down from the sky as rain. It comes up from the ground as geysers, which then comes down again, looking a lot like rain. It comes up from tumbling waterfalls, which crash down with such force that the water rises up again. And down again, looking a lot like rain. It comes ... read more
Outside the blue lagoon
Large sign in Reykjavik
the world's largest bath tub

Europe » Iceland » South June 16th 2008

Hello Everyone, It's been quite some time since I've revisted the travel journal; but I have set off alone for the great land of Iceland and the midnight sun. I've always wanted to visit Iceland, I'm not sure why but for some reason it has always spoken to me. Reykjavik is the northernmost capital in the world and quite possibly the most expensive. The cuntryside is where it's at though; waterfalls, mountains, volcano's, geothermal hot spots, glaciers, the midnight sun, wildlife, lava fields, etc. Day One I arrived in Reykjavik early Friday morning with all intentions of having a nice relaxing day at the Blue Lagoon with my supervisor, Beth. I know it's pretty random but we definietly have the same vacation mojo. There was just one little crink in that glourious plan! I had only ... read more
The Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle- Geysir GeoThermal Area
Golden Circle

Europe » Iceland » South » Vestmannaeyjar June 3rd 2008

(seguimos, que voy enchufado con el blog...) Después de una noche de juerga y de dormir una hora escasa, nos dirigimos Gerard, Silvia y yo hacia el aeropuerto doméstico de Reykjavik donde nos esperaba un vuelo hacia Westman Islands, un archipiélago situado en el sur de Islandia. Por primera vez íbamos a un aeropuerto andando estando éste a escasos 500 metros del apartamento. Muy listo yo... Al "llegar" nos indicaron que estábamos en el hotel del aeropuerto y que la terminal estaba al otro lado, a unos 40 minutos pie. REGALITO! Así que adiós al sueño y hola al taxi que tuvimos que llamar. Bueno, todo por no perder el avión... Que no lo perdimos, y de sobra. Tan de sobra que cuando llegamos el vuelo se había retrasado una hora por causa del viento. ¬¬ ... read more
Jardin de lava y volcan "calentito" detras
Moto cross fun park
Desde la zona nueva viendo la parte vieja

Europe » Iceland » South March 30th 2008

Hola a tod@s otra vez! Después de unos días movidos entre viajecitos, visitas "inesperadas" (lo siento Pelón!) y un poco de faena (que no sienta mal de vez en cuando) me dispongo a explicaros lo que fue nuestro primer viaje "serio" por Islandia. Como siempre, somos unos buenos buitres y siempre en busca de gente de carnet al final conseguimos ir en coche a los sitios. Siempre funciona eh! :) Ya que los islandeses se toman Semana Santa en serio (jueves, viernes y lunes fiesta, sí señor!) pues aprovechamos para alquilar un coche e irnos durante tres días por el sur de Islandia. Realmente un viaje espectacular. Ya comenté en el post del Blue Lagoon que Reykjavik tiene sus cosas pero venir a Islandia y no visitar nada de los alrededores es de LOSERS. Y no ... read more
Reynisfjara
Albergue
Lengua del glaciar




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