Category Archives: Iceland

Rainy days and waiting for the ferry.

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For a brake today from the bikes we joined our friends in the jeep. Leaving EGG we drove up the fjord to the trailhead for the Henegifoss. This is a pretty steep climb for about an hour until you can really see the falls.… Read the rest

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The Geothermal Landscape of Myvatn

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We did stay at the campground at Myvatn despite warnings of horrible midges for which the lake gets its name. There was a breeze and cool weather and so we were midge free. The local rec center has a hot pool so we all went for a soak.… Read the rest

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Headed to Lake Myvatn (midge lake)

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Husavik is the whale capital of Iceland and the start of the Diamond route in north Iceland. The main sites on this route are the town of Husavik, Asbyrgi Canyon, Lake Myvatn, and Dettifoss falls.

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Leaving town of Husavik we rode north until we spotted one of the many sod storehouses you see all over.… Read the rest

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To The North Shore!

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Today we had 427 km to get to Blonduos over the “most fjorded” section of the coast.

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Once we got over the mountains the day was spent going in and out of the long fjords.… Read the rest

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Western Fjords Part 2

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The road out from the puffin wall was much better when you could actually see where you were going and there were lots of thing we had not seen at all on the way in.

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Today’s plan is to head to the northern coast of the west Fjords in 404 km or at least to the largest town on the peninsula at Isafjordur.… Read the rest

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Iceland Western Fjords

north fjords 14Today we are headed to the famed and isolated Western Fjords of Iceland We have a long day of 398 Km a lot of which is off road.

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But first we decided to try and see if we could get up the road near Olafsvik, which goes up to the glacier.… Read the rest

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Thingvellir National Park and Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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In the morning we toured the Thingvellir National Park. This is an important site as it was the location of the first parliament established in 930 and remaining here until 1798. The park was founded in 1930 to mark the 1000 th anniversary.… Read the rest

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Reykjavik and the Golden Circle

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From the Bleu lagoon we continued north towards Reykjavik, but stopped for the night in nearby Hafnarfjordur, which according to the signage is the city of Vikings, Elves, and lava. It apparently has the largest concentration of elves, dwarves, and hidden people on the island!… Read the rest

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Iceland South Shore Part 2

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Leaving camp on our second morning we again were treated to views of the glaciers behind us.

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After leaving the glacial area you pass thru the volcanic region with huge lava fields. In fact the road did not exist here until the 70’s.… Read the rest

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Icelands South Shore Part 1

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We had already heard from other riders that all the central roads on the island were still closed due to snow and lack of melting after a very cold spring. It looks like the dream to ride the “central cross roads” of Iceland will not be possible.… Read the rest

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