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.
From here we continued up the F 910 over the pass to the end of the paved road at the Karahnjukar dam.
All of the F roads were closed, but we found an open “track” over the lava rocks. This went well until it didn’t! Brute strength worked luckily for us.
Today our friends head back on the south road and so we joined them over the pass to meet the highway 1.
They continued right to Reykjavik and we went left. Driving along the southeast shore it was very windy and it started to rain again. Our goal was Eskifjordur, which is situated in a nature amphitheater and is full of waterfalls. Here we found a nice guesthouse that was more reasonably priced.
There is a free car wash at almost every gas station on this Island and so today we washed the bikes again. Of course Dan had to get an ice cream.
We posted out postcards to friends and family at home.
We went to the Bonus again to stock up for the Faroe Islands. While we were shopping Dagmar walked up to us and said “were you in Portugal about 6 weeks ago?” You were with your Swedish friend? I think my husband took a photo of you at Cabo san Vicente! She had seen our bikes parked outside and came to check if we were the BC riders she had seen there. Small world!
This cooked chicken is 16$!
We rode over the pass to Seydisfjordur to check into the hostal and met most of the other riders who were getting the ferry the next day. This included a 65-year-old Italian on a Tricker! The town itself in well situated and picturesque.
SPOT summary for Iceland