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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

Europe » Iceland » South » Höfn July 9th 2018

We started our day with some take out coffee from the hotel restaurant and a hike up behind Klausterhof Guest House to view the beautiful waterful coming down the mountainside behind it. Then a short 11 km drive brought us to Fjaoargljufur Canyon. It’s a moderately easy hike up the canyon to see some dramatic views and unusual land formations. Leaving the canyon we had to drive back past our guest house and another 48km to Vatnajukull National Park to view glaciers and iceberg lakes. The landscape was as usual, various types of lava fields surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and now glaciers too. We stopped several times along the road to take photos of waterfalls and the various glaciers all around us. We passed by the remains of an old bridge from when a volaca... read more
Fjaorargljufur canyon
Icelandic horses
Icelandic sheep

Europe » Iceland » South » Höfn July 8th 2018

We left Reykjavik in our Toyota Rav IV after filling up with Diesel at the nearby N1 gas station. Navigating the numerous roundabouts to leave the city wasn’t too difficult and we were soon on the open highway on a cool, windy and drizzly day. We chose to circle the country heading east first, along the south side of the island with the coast more or less on our right. In this direction, we found ourselves spotting waterfalls regularly, crashing down off of the hills and cliffs that were constantly along our left side. Our first stop after 90 minutes or so was Seljandfoss waterfall. Clearly visible from the highway, this group of 3 waterfalls was quite impressive. All of the tourist sites or points of interest are signed, but only small signs located at the ... read more
Skogafoss
Chris and Adrienne soaking in Seljavallalaug
Puffin on the cliffs at Dyrholaey

Europe » Iceland » South » Höfn June 26th 2018

Waterfalls and glaciers and icebergs and more hot springs! And more rain...but the morning I did a boat our of the glacier lagoon, the sun appeared! The glaciers and icebergs were one of my favorite things in Iceland - there's a huge icecap here (largest in Europe, and outside of the polar regions) called Vatnajokull. It has tons of glacier "arms" that reach down towards the ocean - they're huge, stunning, and often end in "lagoons" with icebergs. In new things learned about icebergs, they are constantly moving/shifting/flipping. If the ice has recently been underwater, it appears blue; if it's been above water for awhile, it gets whiter. Anything black/brown is sediment it picked up as part of the glacier. This site won't let me post videos, but a few big ones flipped while I was ... read more
Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss




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