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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 August 21st 2018

The Golden Circle is very popular. Not too many who tour the country would miss it and, while we gave that option consideration, we have found that there is a reason that large squads of tourists go to places. They are nearly always worth visiting. So we did. We had intended to spend a day or two in Vik and factor in a lay day. We have been on the road now, moving constantly since 29 July and in the past we have found that it can be handy to have a day or two to switch off. It was raining but the wind had dropped so we had an excuse, but there were no puffins at Vik either. Apparently, puffins like the rain, wind and cold about as much as we do. Who would think ... read more
The trail to Gullfoss
Almost a stereotypical scene
Been better days

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 July 27th 2018

Rano se stalo neco neuveritelneho, bylo hezky, slunicko a i modra obloha byla videt. Davalo to smysl - vetsinu dne stravime v aute... Ale nastesti ne cely den. Prvni zastavka byl Fjallsarlon. Ledovcova laguna, do ktere vedle lezici ledovec vypousti svuj trus, chci rict kry. Ten trus... kry... jsou krasne modre, zrcadli si ve vode, nechaji se snadno vyfotit a celkove pusobi tak nejak klidne. A clovek si muze overit, ze jednak jsou kry fakt studene a druhak ze pod hladinou jich byva podstatne vice nez nad hladinou. Asi bych dokazal vymyslet, proc oba jevy nastavaji, ale nejak semi nechce. Google it. Pak jsme kousek popojeli k Jorkulsarlonu, coz je o trochu vetsi bratricek Fjallsarlonu. Asi 7x vetsi. Ma tu vyhodu, ze ledovcovy trus... sakra, myslim samozrejme kry... jsou vetsi, modrejsi a vzdalenejsi. Laguna je taky ... read more
Voda a led
Pisek, voda a led

Europe » Iceland » South » Kirkjubæjarklaustur July 26th 2018

Kdyz mame naplanovane chozeni na cely den, znamena to zakonite jedine. Bude prset. Trasa byla jednoducha - asi 10 km okruh, koupani v prirodnim hot potu a obdivovani jednoho fakt fotogenickeho vodopadu. Prvni cast cesty nebyla moc zazivna. Prechod kameneho pole, ktere tu vytrousil ustupujici ledovec, nebyl nic moc. V dalce sice byl onen ledovec videt, ale skoro to nestoji za zminku. Drama se zacalo odehravat pri hledani hot potu. Pruvodce sliboval jasnou cesticku, ale to byla jen vejicka na naivni turisty, tedy na nas. Postupne jsme obchazeli kopec a ochmatavali potucky, abychom jim zmerili teplotu. Asi jsme i nasli ten spravny, ale cesticka nikde. Tak jsme zkusili prvovystup neprobadanym uzemim. A jeste jsem nezminil, ze zacalo relativne dost prset. Takze se tak brodime lokalnimi travinami, snazime se vyhnout propadajicimu se mechu a zaroven neuklouznout po ... read more
Nad splazem
Pod splazem

Europe » Iceland » South » Kirkjubæjarklaustur July 25th 2018

Jelikoz se Katka uplne netvarila, ze by se ji chtelo na turu, tak jsem rano vyrazil sam. Trochu ji podezrivm, ze opetovnou navstevou hot potu chtela dokazat, ze do nej dokaze vlezt bez padu. Coz se ji podle vsech dostupnych informaci povedlo (a uprimne, kdyby sebou zase sekla, tak nejenom, ze by se tim nedokazala nepochlubit, ale zaroven byc ten vykrik slysel i ja - byl jsem preci jenom jen maximalne 6 km daleko). Ja navazal tam, kde nam vcera dest znemoznil pokracovat. A jenom z treninkovych duvodu jsem si pridal vystup na nejvyssi kopec v okoli - Haaldu. Coz zas tam moc zazivne nebylo. Proste clovek musi jit do kopce, az najednou ten kopec skonci. Behem vystupu jsem mimojine zjistil, proc je super chodit na vylety s Katkou. Donuti me alespon nekdy si odpocinout. Kdyz ... read more
Jezirko v cervene
Kanon

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

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík July 22nd 2018

Nez jsme se rano vykyblikovali a dohodli, co vlastne budeme delat, bylo pul jedenacte. Prejeli jsme do Skogaru, odkud se da jit hezka tura do horskeho sedla. Takze neco pred jednou jsme vyrazili. Hned na zacatku byl moc pekny vodopad Skogarfoss, zcela obklopeny turisty. Cesta pokracovala proti proudu reky, ktera tu vykotlala moc peknou roklinu s mnoha vodopady. Turistu postupne ubyvalo, porad jsme stoupali a slo se docela dobre. Na rozcesti jsme se podle planu vydali obtiznejsi cervenou trasou. A na ni jsme od posledni doby ledove byli asi tak desati v poradi. Uplne opustene se dve postavy sunuly do kopce, pomalu se ztracely v mlze a jedine rusily okolni ticho. Prvni prechod asi 5-metroveho snehoveho jazyku zpusobil dobrou naladu. Pozdeji nas z letargie nevytrhl asi prechod asi pulkilomertoveho snehu. Fakt to zacinalo byt nekonecne. Podle ... read more
Cestou k Fimmvörðuskáli
Krajina se menila znacne
Fimmvörðuskáli - takto to nahore melo vypadat




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