When I went to Iceland, I really thought that the place would be covered in ice. Seriously! There is a reason that Iceland is known at the “Land of Fire and Ice” … although I would rename it to: Iceland : Land of the “Ficeterfallucken” … aka Land of Fire, Ice and Waterfalls Turducken style. If you’re expecting amazing food …Read More »
Funny Wall Signs … Part 1
When you’re travelling on the road, there are the regular traffic signs and warnings. Typical sign include Don’t Pass Yield Children Crossing However when you’re faced with the following signs, I typically have to stop and actually figure out what the hell the sign means …if just for a second or two. Some signs are pretty self explanatory like this …Read More »
Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Höfn
I can’t tell you how many people were tickled by our attempts to pronounce the name of this town. It was ridiculous and I think that while travelling through Iceland, the two trickiest town names that we tried were Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Höfn. Trying to pronounce Höfn is like trying to inhale and speak at the same time, and there doesn’t …Read More »
Jökulsárlón – Have I mentioned that Icebergs are pretty??
Jökulsárlón is the best known and the largest of a number of glacial lakes in Iceland. It is situated at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull between Skaftafell National Park and Höfn. Appearing first only in 1934-1935, the lake grew from 7.9 km² in 1975 to at least 18 km² today because of heavy melting of the Icelandic glaciers. …Read More »
Myvatn in a nutshell….
So after heading past Myvatn… we decided that of course we would attempt the Western Fjords… but Myvatn is full of a lot of things to see…from awesome convection rainbows, mud volcanoes, real volcanoes, lava fields, dormant volcanoes with lakes in them….you get the idea… Iceland is a nature lover’s paradise, but definitely if you are into Volcanoes … Iceland …Read More »
So day three of the Most Extreme Elimination Challenge continues…..
Two days ago, our intrepid travellers braved the dangers and stupidity of crossing a slightly dried out river bed downstream from a glacier. I of course, fell into a nice little sinkhole but bravely jumped out and ensured no catastrophe, while Lev decided that Ice Caverns were his things, thinking he was a mountain barashka, hopping from boulder to boulder, realized …Read More »
Gale force winds greet us this morning….
Well it is about 8.21am now, and we are greeted by some gale force winds, so the travel plan for today is to head from Thorshofn to Fontur, then to Mvatyn then Akureyri. The point on the map at Hraunhafnartangi is the Northern most point over here and is into the Arctic Circle…. so we’re kinda excited at that…. the …Read More »
On the road to nowhere, you better know how you came there….
This should be watchwords for everyone… regardless of circumstances, but today on day 6 of the Icelandic Express passing through. Getting out of the house this morning was something else, especially since blogging for two hours since 6.15am. So on the way to Fontur, the road is quite rough but we thought hey this car is a 4X4 and it …Read More »
Wow.. the days are passing so quickly here…..day 5 ends in a pleasant surprise…near the Arctic Circle
Sept 16th 10.20 pm IST: One of the great things about travelling is that you are always … and I mean always surprised by something during the trip. Trinidad used to be a place, a long time ago… long long time ago, where people wouldn’t lock their doors, they weren’t behind huge metal fences, and didn’t have to worry about …Read More »
thoughts by the end of Day 4….
full travelogue to follow but random thoughts so far The same way Americans have Mexicans in the US to do certain things for them, I have decided that I must find each countries version of Mexicans, hence: The Polish are the Mexicans of Iceland The Guyanese are the Mexicans of Trinidad The Indians are the Mexicans of Germany The Algerians …Read More »