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Jul 4, 2017 - Stykkisholmur

Drove to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula - the entry point for Jules Verne's Journey to the center of the Earth. Hiked through the lava fields along the coastline with one of the glaciers on one side and the ocean on the other. Visited a shark farm and sampled shark that had been aged for six months dipped in cumin flavored schnapps. I was able to pass on this one. Visited our guide's cousin's farm and met some of his Icelandic horses. Some of the group went fishing at the end of the day and brought back cod which our guide boiled with potatoes...

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Aug 25, 2016 - Stykkisholmur - Day 6

The highlight of today was the boat ride from Stykkisholmur out into the Briedafjordur Bay with its 2500 or so islands, the number depending on the tidal fluctation. It is a bay of shallows, mudflats and rocky coastlines supporting one of the most flourishing and diverse ecosystems in Iceland. Unfortunately we were too late in the season to see the birds that nest on these islands. In the afternoon we visited farmer Hildibrandur's shark museum and tiny church at Bjarnarhofn. I wish I had taken pictures of our eating places because I don't...

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Living Our Dream

Aug 2, 2016 - First Day on the Ring Road

We headed north on the ring road toward the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. After stopping briefly in Borgarnes we continued north past basalt columns called Gerduberg. As we continued north we stopped at Ytri-Tinga where we ate lunch on the beach watching a colony of seals. Continuing on we passed several dormant volcanoes that were responsible for the many fields filled with rubble and lava. Along the way we visited two waterfalls and finally arrived at Stykkisholmur for the night.

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Aug 16, 2010 - Latrabjarg to Stykkisholmur

The air was clear and crisp this morning and the bay accross from the hotel looked so peaceful. We could see the village of Patreksfjordur clearly accross the bay and it looked so closeby - while it is over an hour's drive away! After breakfast we decided to continue on the gravel road a bit further to the west corner of the coast. The road felt like they had taken a strip off the side of the mountain and carved out a road. We were hugging the mountain on one side and on the other was a steep, deep cliff down to the ocean. We are really...

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May 13, 2009 - Winding around in the wind on the wrong side of the road

Most of these photos are from our couple of days in the Snuffles peninsula - Snaefellsnes but who can say that? This is a peninsula that sticks out into the west formed by a couple of large fjords. The roads here were in fact very good and the wind a little less though it still blew strongly! It's much more temperate here too with temps. in the low teens but the wind chill factor still made a walk along the beach not an option! Today we have woken in Stykki (Stykkisholmur) to what appears out of the window to be a windless morning - just as...

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Sep 16, 2004 - 17 August - Breidafjordur

We packed up and left the guesthouse and headed east along the north coast. Our first stop was at a remote farm. The farmer showed us the tiny church which down across the fields from his farmhouse. It was in beautiful condition. We had a major surprise when he pulled back some wooden panels to reveal a beautiful painting by a painter of the school of Rembrandt. He also showed us a chalice said to be over a thousand years old. Up at the farmhouse there was a museum of old farming and fishing items. A farm worker led up a beautiful Icelandic...

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