2019 Tour 1 – Day 4

Laki today

Laki or Lakagígar is a volcanic fissure in the south of Iceland, not far from the volcanic fissure of Eldgjá and the small village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The fissure is properly referred to as Lakagígar, while Laki is a mountain that the fissure bisects.

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2019 Tour 1 – Day 3

Tour 1 – day 3

Leaving the silverfalls campsite we head towards Myrdalsjokull the glacier that houses Katla volcano. After travelling through lava fields and crossing many rivers we see through the low cloud th glacier. Travelling down the eatern side of the glacier towards the main road then heading into the Laki region stopping to look at Fagrifoss waterfall. Drizzle and low cloud hopefully the wind will pick up and blow it all away.

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2019 Tour 1 – Day 2

Tour 1 – Day 2

After rain in the night we got up to cloud but no rain PHEW!! Heading into the Landmannalaugar region, then through to a campsite with a stunning waterfall above it. Stunning scenary and volcanic craters -Ljotipollur ugly puddle, as well as many many water crossings.

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2019 tour 1 – day 1

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We headed to the docks to meet Andrew and the first group stopping to look at the viking ship on the way. Once we were altogether we headed out of Reykjavik towards Hveragerdi picking up cooking gas along the way. Within Hveragerdi we stop at a Bakery amazing, there we highlight the maps with the route for the day, as well as have a shaking experience in the earthquake experience. Shopping takes plce food + goodies needed for 3 days. Off to the campsite at Arnes, tomorrow we head into the interior. After putting the tents up we head out to see some sights. Haifoss (High Falls) a waterfall that drops 122m and next to it is a waterfall called granni. We drop into an oasis Gjain, before visiting the last waterfall of the day Hjalparfoss.

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The day before the tour starts

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started the day at 3am, heading to Luton departures catching the 3:50 bus from the holiday inn express. Flight left on time and we arrived in Iceland at 7:55 local time. Getting the flybus from Keflavik to the BSI bus station then in a taxi t the Eimskip office where the fun began. Our last tour at the end of 2018 had problems with customs getting the vehicles and ended up waiting 5 hours, this year only took 4 hours and 45 minutes.

After a couple of hours Val and Dawn headed into Reykjavik to see the sights. Taxi ti Harpa, looking at the spectacular building, then on to the main street and tourist information for a couple of bits.

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We had an amazing fish dinner then on to the Hallgrimskirkja a stunning church designed to resemble the shape of basalt columns.

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From there we headed to the Phallalogical Museum which had some eye watering exhibits.

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We then started heading towards the hotel, but saw the Perlam and decided to go for a visit, wonderful does not do this justice, there is a Planetarium which shows the northern lights but also across the universe, there is a museum that is far far more than a museum, this is definitely placed within the 21st century with tasteful technology to enhance the experience. There is an amazing icecave experience and exhibit a must when in iceland. Also there are the panaramic views across Reykjavik. All in all a good day shame about the truck taking so long to clear.

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