We ended our trip in Iceland with a one night stay in Reykjavík. Before we got there though, we drove part of the golden circle. The golden circle is a very popular day trip from Reykjavík of about 300km with three main stops: Þingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermal area in Haukadalur.… Continue reading Reykjavík & the Golden Circle
We don’t celebrate in Germany but I am currently visiting Christian in Charleston, SC right now, so we are celebrating a little bit today with a turkey run and dinner out tonight at a restaurant with a special Thanksgiving menu. To help celebrate and have a laugh, watch this video of my brother (HERE), Christopher… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Over 10% of Iceland’s area is covered by glaciers! We spent one day just visiting a few glaciers. We started with a visit to Skaftafell, which is part of the larger Vatnajökull National Park in southeast Iceland. The Vatnajökull (jökull=glacier) is the largest glacier or ice cap in Iceland. From it, flows 30 outlet glaciers. … Continue reading Glaciers in Iceland
Skógar is a very small town in the south of Iceland and it is most famous for its’ waterfall, the Skógafoss, one of the largest in Iceland. The waterfall is where the cliff of the former coastline used to be. Some visitors come here to just look at the waterfall and continue along the ring… Continue reading Skógar & Vík, Iceland
Christian & I hiked the Laugavegur (day one & two) and planned on continuing our hike on the Fimmvörðuháls to almost the southern coast of Iceland in Skógar. The Fimmvörðuháls trail is 22km (14mi) long and follows the mountain pass between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. We spent a rest day in Þórsmörk before starting… Continue reading Fimmvörðuháls Trail
We completed the Laugavegur hike one day earlier than planned (day one & two), so we were at the Skagfjörðsskáli hut in Langidalur, Þórsmörk. Instead of continuing on with the Fimmvörðuháls trail, which would take us to Skógar, we decided to make it a rest day and enjoy Þórsmörk (Thorsmork, named after the Norse god,… Continue reading Þórsmörk, Iceland
I left off with us in our tent by the Álftavatn hut and it was windy night. I thought our tent was going to collapse or rip apart from the wind. We had staked out our tent & placed heavy rocks over each stake but the wind kept blowing so hard, that the side wall… Continue reading Laugavegur Hike-Day 2