Monday, November 1, 2010

We woke up this morning to extreme winds and rain,  with the forecast calling for more snow, we decided against travelling the 200km further to the Vatnaj√∂kull glacier.  Sad,  but we need to return the car on the 2nd and didn't want to end up stranded or worse. Visibility gets quite bad with the blowing wind and rain, and the mountain passes are crazy!  With that in mind we headed back on our way to Reykjavik.

Along the way we stopped off at a roadside cave we passed yesterday in the snow,  it's incredible that places like this just pop up everywhere.  We even saw a few barns built into some of these.  (I scooped up my requisite bag of dirt to add to my collection of places i've been.) 

We took a different route back that we came on,  just on the other side of Hveragerdi is this amazing mountain pass that the ring-road runs on. The pictures we took don't do it justice,  so we'll grab some more tomorrow while we're out that way.  For now here's one of a geothermal plant in the distance.

Once back in  Reykjavik, we rented the same hotel again.  It's cheap as chips compared to most other places around here. 2 nights costing about 2/3 of a country hotel does for one night.  We settled back in then drove downtown to the wharf, had lunch on the seaside (fish stew, very filling) and then walked about town.

Thats it,  back in for the evening.  It's dark already and the rain is falling again.


  1. It's official, I'm living vicariously through you two. Blog more so I can feel like I'm on an adventure. I've even begun to calculate how many km's you've travelled using google maps, haha.

  2. Uncle Paul and I loved looking at your pictures. Aunt Joanne