Category Archives: 2014

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 14

Day 14:  Heading back to Seyðisfjörður in the East of Iceland so tour 2 can catch the ferry tomorrow.  You have to get to the campsite early as it gets very busy aim to arrive mid afternoon – meal in the local pub in the evening.  Still some beautiful scenery to see along the way and an interesting mountain pass.  Sad to leave 🙁

The east coast of Iceland is home to the country's largest forest, lush farmlands and a range of small fjords and islands. Thanks to the East's many natural harbors, a variety of fishing villages and small seaside communities border the coast.  Impressive magma chambers filled with colorful mineral deposits can be seen and visited along the eastern coast. In the summer months, the east of Iceland becomes a creative hub for artists and young people from around Iceland and abroad, as a variety of music and art festivals have been popping up and expanding steadily in recent years.
The east coast of Iceland is home to the country’s largest forest, lush farmlands and a range of small fjords and islands. Thanks to the East’s many natural harbors, a variety of fishing villages and small seaside communities border the coast.
Impressive magma chambers filled with colorful mineral deposits can be seen and visited along the eastern coast. In the summer months, the east of Iceland becomes a creative hub for artists and young people from around Iceland and abroad, as a variety of music and art festivals have been popping up and expanding steadily in recent years.

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 13

Day 13:   Glacier day  the previous evening visiting skaftafell visitors center and the skaftafellsjokull which is one of the many tongues coming down from the vast Vatnajokull.   The Skaftafell vicinity has experienced considerable volcanic activity, with the 1362 Öræfajökull eruption producing the most ash of any Icelandic volcano since the settlement and another, smaller Öræfajökull eruption occurring in 1727. As shown once again in 2011, the subglacial volcano Grímsvötn is the country’s most active volcano, and is also famous for the huge jökulhlaups or glacial floods that originate from it.

Starting the morning with an amazing view of glaciers.  First stop Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue in Skaftafell National Park. Svínafellsjökull is a breathtaking outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier, and the scenery is simply stunning.

Fjallsárlón is a glacier lake at the south end of the Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull. Fjallsjökull which is part of the bigger glacier reaches down to the water of the lake and some ice-bergs are drifting by on its surface.

Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race.

Further lagoons and glaciers along our route to our destination of Hofn.

Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue in Skaftafell National Park. Svínafellsjökull is a breathtaking outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier
Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue in Skaftafell National Park. Svínafellsjökull is a breathtaking outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier
Fjallsárlón a glacier lake
Fjallsárlón a glacier lake
Fjallsárlón a glacier lake
Fjallsárlón a glacier lake
Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race.
Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race.
Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race.
Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race.
Vatnajokull
Vatnajokull
Vatnajokull
Vatnajokull
Vatnajokull
Vatnajokull
Vatnajokull
Vatnajokull
Hofn
Hofn
Hofn
Hofn

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 12

Day 12: Interesting day heading back into the interior, towards Laki and Lakagigar. Laki or Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure  Lakagígar is the correct name, as Laki mountain itself did not erupt, but fissures opened up on each side of it.  The eruption started on 8 June 1783, a fissure with 130 craters.

Then head to Skaftafell and the glaciers.

Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Fagrifoss is waterfall
Fagrifoss is waterfall
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) is a volcanic fissure
Skaftafell - Vatnajokull national park
Skaftafell – Vatnajokull national park

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 11

Day 11: Today is a bit about on the bus off the bus sight seeing.  First stop the Eyjafjallajökull center that is run by the family whose farm was seen on all of the news reports.  They have a short film showing what they went through during the eruption.

Then on to Skogafoss waterfall width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable.

The glacier snout Solheimajokull is the southwestern outlet of the Myrdalsjokull icecap.  It is about 8 km long and 1-2 km wide.  River Jokulsa discharges it, and is sometimes called “The Stinking River” because of its emission of sulphuric acid from sub-glacial high temperature areas.

On the Saturday of Nov 24, 1973 a United States Navy airplane (C-47 SkyTrain also known as “Dakota”) was forced to land on Sólheimasandur’s black sandy beach in the south of  Iceland. The crew survived the landing and the airplane’s remains are still standing at the crash site.

The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (120m) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen)  not far from the village Vík.

Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal.  Legend says that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-masted ship to land unsuccessfully and when daylight broke they became needles of rock.

Then we cover an interesting off-road route to our campsite.

Eyjafjallajökull center that is run by the family whose farm was seen on all of the news reports.
Eyjafjallajökull center that is run by the family whose farm was seen on all of the news reports.
Skogafoss waterfall width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft).
Skogafoss waterfall width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft).
 The glacier snout Solheimajokull is the southwestern outlet of the Myrdalsjokull icecap.  It is about 8 km long and 1-2 km wide.  River Jokulsa discharges it, and is sometimes called “The Stinking River” because of its emission of sulphuric acid from sub-glacial high temperature areas.
The glacier snout Solheimajokull is the southwestern outlet of the Myrdalsjokull icecap. It is about 8 km long and 1-2 km wide. River Jokulsa discharges it, and is sometimes called “The Stinking River” because of its emission of sulphuric acid from sub-glacial high temperature areas.
On the Saturday of Nov 24, 1973 a United States Navy airplane (C-47 SkyTrain also known as “Dakota”) was forced to land on Sólheimasandur’s black sandy beach in the south of  Iceland. The crew survived the landing and the airplane’s remains are still standing at the crash site.
On the Saturday of Nov 24, 1973 a United States Navy airplane (C-47 SkyTrain also known as “Dakota”) was forced to land on Sólheimasandur’s black sandy beach in the south of Iceland. The crew survived the landing and the airplane’s remains are still standing at the crash site.
The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (120m) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen)  not far from the village Vík.
The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (120m) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen) not far from the village Vík.
puffin
puffin
Reynisdrangar
Reynisdrangar
Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal.
Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal.
Off road route to campsite
Off road route to campsite
canyon campsite
canyon campsite

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 10

Day 10: Another day of many many water crossings. Interesting drive through the interior to our campsite in the south at Seljalandsfoss, which is on the route into Porsmork nature reserve.

Covering lava deserts, fantastic views of Mýrdalsjökull  glacier which covers an active volcano called Katla. The caldera of the volcano has a diameter of 10 km (6 mi) and the volcano erupts usually every 40–80 years. The last eruption took place in 1918.

Evening visit into Porsmork – Gigjokull where the flood water from Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010.   Seljalandsfoss you can walk behind and the waterfall Gljúfrafoss we can walk into.

 

Silver falls - little gullfoss
Silver falls – little gullfoss

 

interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar

 

interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
interior to the south from landmannalaugar
Merkjárfoss (also known as Gluggafoss) is a waterfall in southern Iceland.
Merkjárfoss (also known as Gluggafoss) is a waterfall in southern Iceland.
Gígjökull (or Fall glacier ) is one of two glaciers that flow from Eyjafjallajökull , the other is Steinsholt Glacier . They crawl both to the north Þórsmörk . Gígjökull down the old crater in the glacier.
Gígjökull (or Fall glacier ) is one of two glaciers that flow from Eyjafjallajökull , the other is Steinsholt Glacier . They crawl both to the north Þórsmörk . Gígjökull down the old crater in the glacier.
Gígjökull (or Fall glacier ) is one of two glaciers that flow from Eyjafjallajökull , the other is Steinsholt Glacier . They crawl both to the north Þórsmörk . Gígjökull down the old crater in the glacier.
Gígjökull (or Fall glacier ) is one of two glaciers that flow from Eyjafjallajökull , the other is Steinsholt Glacier . They crawl both to the north Þórsmörk . Gígjökull down the old crater in the glacier.
Canyon in Porsmork
Canyon in Porsmork
Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi ("one who lives in the canyon")
Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi (“one who lives in the canyon”)
Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi ("one who lives in the canyon")
Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi (“one who lives in the canyon”)
Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 9

Day 9: Back into the interior – beautiful sunny day, stopping along the route to take in the view of Hekla  a stratovolcano, with a height of 1,491 metres (4,892 ft). Hekla is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes.  First stop for a break is Hjálparfoss is one of several waterfalls  situated in the lava fields north of Hekla near the point where the rivers Fossá and Þjórsá join.

We head into Landmannalaugar stopping at 2 craters along the route Bláhylur Crater Lake and Ljótipollur crater lake (“Ugly Puddle”).  Landmannalaugar is a beautiful area with colourful ryolite mountains.  We choose not to stay at the campsite at Landmannalaugar as it is a little waterlogged – we generally try not to stay there as it is not a pleasant site to stay in.  This is the 1st of August as we travel along we see clouds developing ahead, as we come over the rise we see that snow has fallen on half of the landscape, within a couple of miles we are driving in snow.  A couple of miles later we arrive at our campsite for the night no snow to be found very strange.

Hjálparfoss is one of several waterfalls in the south of Iceland situated in the lava fields north of the stratovolcano Hekla near the point where the rivers Fossá and Þjórsá join.
Hjálparfoss is one of several waterfalls in the south of Iceland situated in the lava fields north of the stratovolcano Hekla near the point where the rivers Fossá and Þjórsá join.
Hekla  is a stratovolcano in the south of Iceland with a height of 1,491 metres (4,892 ft). Hekla is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes; over 20 eruptions have occurred in and around the volcano since 874. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the "Gateway to Hell".
Hekla is a stratovolcano in the south of Iceland with a height of 1,491 metres (4,892 ft). Hekla is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes; over 20 eruptions have occurred in and around the volcano since 874. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the “Gateway to Hell”.
Bláhylur Crater Lake
Bláhylur Crater Lake
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Ljótipollur crater lake ("Ugly Puddle")
Ljótipollur crater lake (“Ugly Puddle”)
Frostastaðavatn (Icelandic for lake of the frosty place)  Landmannalaugar area
Frostastaðavatn (Icelandic for lake of the frosty place) Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
Landmannalaugar area
F208 Landmannalaugar route
F208 Landmannalaugar route
F208 Landmannalaugar route
F208 Landmannalaugar route
F208 Landmannalaugar route
F208 Landmannalaugar route
F208 Landmannalaugar route
F208 Landmannalaugar route

 

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 8

Day 8: An easier day in and around the golden circle, visiting Þingvellir lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is at the northern end of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Parliament or Alþingi was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798.

Kerid crater and an earth quake experience then spending an afternoon walk up to the hot river for a bathe, then an evening at the steak house.  Restful day before back into the interior tomorrow.

Þingvellir  lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is at the northern end of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.  Parliament or Alþingi was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798
Þingvellir lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is at the northern end of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.
Parliament or Alþingi was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798
Þingvellir  lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is at the northern end of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.  Parliament or Alþingi was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798
Þingvellir lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is at the northern end of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.
Parliament or Alþingi was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798
The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of a red (rather than black) volcanic rock. The caldera itself is approximately 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across. Kerið’s caldera is one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters because at approximately 3,000 years old, it is only half the age of most of the surrounding volcanic features.
The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of a red (rather than black) volcanic rock. The caldera itself is approximately 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across. Kerið’s caldera is one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters because at approximately 3,000 years old, it is only half the age of most of the surrounding volcanic features.
hot river
hot river
hot river
hot river

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 7

Day 7:  Starting the day with a trip up to the geothermal area Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.

We then travel the 50 mile route through to Gullfoss golden falls here we meet lots of tourists within the golden circle.  Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step “staircase” and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep.

Then on to Geysir, Strokkur (Icelandic for “churn”) is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area erupting about every 4–8 minutes 15 – 20 m high, sometimes up to 40 m high.

Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.  The earth is shimmering red in this area because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.
The earth is shimmering red in this area because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.  The earth is shimmering red in this area because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.
The earth is shimmering red in this area because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.  The earth is shimmering red in this area because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.
The earth is shimmering red in this area because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green.
route to gullfoss
route to gullfoss
route to gullfoss
route to gullfoss
route to gullfoss
route to gullfoss
route to gullfoss
route to gullfoss

 

waterfall
waterfall
route to gullfoss
route to gullfoss
Gullfoss ("Golden Falls";  is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.  Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep.
Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”; is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.
Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step “staircase” and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep.
Geysir, sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser derives from Geysir.
Geysir, sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser derives from Geysir.

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 6

Day 6 – Staying in the interior we travel across country crossing many rivers and down some interesting tracks to Hveravellir geothermal area which lies on the Kjölur plateau  between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers. It is lies at an altitude of about 600–700 metres.  After spending a late lunch we press on to Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range colourful rhyolite mountains and geothermal area.

crossing the interior to Hveravellir

crossing the interior to Hveravellir

crossing the interior to Hveravellir
crossing the interior to Hveravellir

crossing the interior to Hveravellir
Kjölur is a plateau in the highlands of Iceland, roughly defined as the area between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers. It is lies at an altitude of about 600–700 metres.
Kjölur is a plateau in the highlands of Iceland, roughly defined as the area between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers. It is lies at an altitude of about 600–700 metres.
Kjölur is a plateau in the highlands of Iceland, roughly defined as the area between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers. It is lies at an altitude of about 600–700 metres.
Kjölur is a plateau in the highlands of Iceland, roughly defined as the area between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers. It is lies at an altitude of about 600–700 metres.
Kjölur is a plateau in the highlands of Iceland, roughly defined as the area between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers. It is lies at an altitude of about 600–700 metres.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.
Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) is a mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. And indeed, they are part of a large volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanoes of the range are tuyas.

Tour 2 – Summer 2014 – Day 5

Day 5: Relaxing morning looking around Akureyri and picking up supplies before we head off back into the interior.  3 days supply required.  Leaving Akureyri just after lunch we head toward Laugafell where there is a geothermal pool for an evening dip looking over to Hofsjökull.  The journey to Laugafell is through an amazing glaciated valley and takes the full afternoon.

Route to Laugafell
Route to Laugafell
Route to Laugafell
Route to Laugafell
Route to Laugafell
Route to Laugafell
Route to Laugafell
Route to Laugafell
Route to Laugafell
Route to Laugafell