Day 7 – Tour 3 & Day 1 – Tour 4

After leaving the ferry at Seydisfjordur we travel over the mountain pass to Egilsstadir where we shop and fuel up for 3 days.

We then meet the rest of the tour and head back into the interior.

First stop Snaefell, in the east of the Icelandic highlands, is the highest freestanding mountain in the country. It is located within the vast Vatnajokull National Park. and a walk on the glacier.  We were hoping to see reindeer but were unsuccessful.

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How much it has changed in the 2 weeks.

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Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant officially called Fljótsdalur Power Station is a hydroelectric power plant n Fljótsdalshérað municipality in eastern Iceland, designed to produce 4,600 gigawatt-hours (17,000 TJ) annually for Alcoa’s Fjarðaál aluminum smelter 75 kilometres (47 mi) to the east in Reyðarfjörður. With the installed capacity of 690 megawatts (930,000 hp), the plant is the largest power plant in Iceland. The project, named after the nearby Kárahnjúkar mountains, involves damming the rivers Jökulsá á Dal and Jökulsá í Fljótsdal with five dams, creating three reservoirs. Water from the reservoirs is diverted through 73 kilometres (45 mi) of underground water tunnels and down a 420-metre (1,380 ft) vertical penstock towards a single underground power station. The smelter became fully operational in 2008 and the hydropower project was completed in 2009.

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Ending the day with a hot waterfall.

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