Upon coming back to Iceland we quickly made our way back to the north. We had three main items left on our list of things to see: Humpback whales, Myvatn and Askja.
Three quarters of Icelanders live in or around Reykjavik. That still only makes about 200.000 people, but I can assure you that after 2.5 weeks of glaciers, offroading and general desolation this felt like New York City to me.
A long drive had taken us to Akureyri, the main city in the north and Iceland’s second largest city. Our next main destination would be a detour to Reykjavik, so we would need to backtrack south.
West Iceland can be divided into the large chunk that is the Westfjords and Snæfellsness peninsula. On this trip we could only really do the peninsula, as driving around the remote fjords can take quite […]
One of the amazing things in Iceland is how much water exists and how important it is. It shapes the country through rivers, rain and floods, in frozen form it forms Europe’s biggest glaciers and […]
The Vestmannaeyjar islands have a special history. For once, the youngest island was born in the 1960s, due to a 5(!) year volcanic eruption. The main town on the main island got buried under lava and ash in 1973. So this made for an interesting target.
Not having internet all the time (which surprisingly has been quite liberating) means we’re a bit behind on the blog, but here are the photos so far: https://goo.gl/photos/tFE61vvCDiJJmYbN8