This maybe the last day and we may have to get the vehicles to the docks, but there are a few places worth visiting in the morning. A lava tube with amazing stalagmites of ice, Krysuvik, Cliff side for lunch and a little track back to Reykjavik.
We wake up to zero visibility over Hofsjokull the direction we are heading in this morning. As the journey progresses so does the visibility and the top of Hofsjokull become visible PHEW!!! On route to Kerlingarfjöll the bridge has been washed away (not a problem for our vehicles but we met a motorcyclist who was have serious problems. The road up to Kerlingarfjöll is seriously churned up and muddy with many cars staying parked lower down the road and choosing to walk – not a problem for us thankfully. Wonderful morning then lunch by Hvitavatn before progressing on to Hveragerdi.
Starting with the most amazing waterfalls – camping next to Godafoss, stunning then down the F26 for further waterfalls. After lunch we head across country to Hveravellir for our evening stop amongst the glaciers and the geothermal areas. A lovely dip in the geothermal pool is just the ticket after a long drive.
Starting the day by visiting the ice cave at kverkfjoll and the hot river. Travelling through to Drekki near Askja (Askja is not open yet), but we went to the Holuhraun new lava field, this is from the eruption that lasted from August 2014 – end of February 2015. After a stunning visit to the new lava field we travelled back to Myvatn on route we came across a vehicle in the middle of the river. Recovery was the order of the day, all the gear came out 😀
The day started sunny and bright with a short trip to look at Hoffellsjokull. We do have quite a few miles to cover on the main Tarmac to get to the north east of Iceland but we tried a lovely route up into the mountains, some interesting river crossings and some steep climbs to the top with stunning views.
Back in the interior tomorrow for a few days.
Can you spot the Landrover?
Today has been all about heading east, many many glaciers from Fjallsarlon glacial lagoon to a boat trip on the amphibious vehicles at Jokulsarlon, as well as being attacked by the Arctic terns protecting their babies. Then on to snowmobiling after to travelling to the top of the world, a very interesting road. A guest house to night over looking Hoffellsjokull, and evening meal in Hofn, and a warm comfortable night hopefully.
The day started by the sun shining into the campsite in the canyon, visibility has cleared so we can now see the tops of the rocks and the glacier. We head out refuelling in vik before heading towards Skaftafell. On route to skaftafell we visit Hjorleifshofdi a lava out crop, we then head into the Laki region unfortunately Laki is still not open (there has been an unusual amount of snow this year), but we could get as far as fagrifoss a stunning waterfall, fagrifoss means beauty, in a lovely canyon. After lunch we then head towards skaftafell as there is a glacier tour booked this ends the day on a high note, yet exhausting.