Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vik, Iceland

What a day, we saw the "golden circle" Which are 3 fantastic sights that need to be seen. The first is where the first parliament was formed as well as where the Eurasian and North American plates separate. You can actually walk the space between them, it was spectacular. Next was a huge waterfall, apparently the largest in Europe, it's amazing, it carved out a massive canyon and since it's so cold it has formed these wonderful ice patterns on the surrounding wild grass.
The third was a geyser, apparently the most regular in the world. It erupts every 6min or less.

After that we embarked on a drive to Vik as were trying to see the giant national park, on the way we found this wonderful mountain scape with 4 small waterfalls, we were able to get up close and personal to it, even behind it. The sound was like a jet flying overhead, a real treat.

We headed back on our way to Vik and with 80km left to go, driving through the mountain passes again(lots of these today) it started to get dark and snow. We struggled on, finally finding Hotel Hofdabrekka outside of Vik, the last night it's open.

Safe and sound. More later.


  1. oh matt's-dad, you are funny.
    sounds like iceland is awesome and ridiculous and full of exactly the kinds of things that i'd want to go see very soon. sucks about the darkness though, it was hard enough getting out of bed this morning at 7 in the pitch-blackness (yes yes, insert your jokes about my lazyness here), i can't imagine it being dark at 9:30, IN OCTOBER!
    it snowed here yesterday too; was driving up to buckwallow for team-end-of-year-ride and it wet-snowed most of the way up, it was worrysome, but stopped and was dry when we got there.
    liz has a red nose, haha.
    i will stop now, until you post again tonight. i am having separation anxiety.