Day 3 – fly drive

Another beautiful day:

Hjörleifshöfði is a 221 meter high headland made of tuff. For a long time after the last ice age it was an island but by the time of the settlement it was an isthmus on the side of a fjord. Now it lies more than two kilometers from the sea.

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Heading towards Skaftafell we look over the Laki lava fields towards Vatnjokull.

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beautiful waterfalls interesting glaciers

 

Day 2 – Fly-drive

Another sunny day, very little wind.

We head to Seljalandsfoss waterfall and a short walk behind the waterfall.

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Then into Gljufrabui

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We headed into Porsmork to gigjokull

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after seeing gigjokull we then visited the Eyjafjallajokull Centre

finally heading to Reynisdrangar beach before heading to the hotel.

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Day 1 – Fly-Drive

After a stunning aurora show last night we wake to sunshine, and very little wind.  We head off pick up the vehicle and head towards Krysuvik- seltun.  The geothermal area Krýsuvík is situated on the Reykjanes peninsula.  First we stop for a look at kleifarvatn lake.

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We then headed towards Hvergerdi for a lunch stop at the bakery, then into the lava tube and the city of icicles.

snow sculptures

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We then journey on to Skogafoss waterfall for the night.  We had another wonderful northern light show.

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What a day!!!!

Clients arriving at 17:20 – disaster starts the day

The defender is over heating, the thermostat does not seem to be working, after a change and more water being put in we only go a short way and the engine over heats again.  We leave the defender at a garage in Reykjavik and go to the airport.  We hire another vehicle from the company we work closely with – but we have turned to the dark side and having to drive a toyota land cruiser for a week.

The sun is shining and the temperature is lovely very little wind, we are all at the hotel heading for a meal at 19:30 then we can head out for a northern light hunt as the prediction is high.