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Rhiannon

Trip Report A last day

So this is my last morning in Reykjavik and Iceland. The grey line people came to get me to take me to the airport at 1230, so as I'm on the way out this will be a final post in Iceland. Thankfully grey line buses with wifi on them, pick up your game

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Trip Report Thank you Guđmundur and Gudny

So last night was a great night out. The kids were left at home with movies and chocolate. The four adults started at Kex. I feel like we walked all over the city but I think we walked in artful circles, chosen such that we didn't see the last circle

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Trip Report Ice Caving and a Return

Well today has started out a cracker! Brilliant sunshine with only the barest whisper of a breeze. Even the glacier Snæfellsjökul has no clouds hiding it! Such a view to wake up to.  We headed off early to the ice cave trip. Didn't get any photos

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Trip Report The delayed exploration of Norđurárdalur valley

Almost into a glacier. We wanted to head into the ice cave at Langjökull. It was all booked until 1530 today, and for a three hour tour we wouldn't have time to get back without it being a loooong day. We booked for 1100 tomorrow, Travis will have t

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Trip Report Today’s post will probably be delayed due to a long day

Just got back to the hotel at eight. Hungry! Will try to get it done tonight but I suspect I'll need to sleep before 2300.

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Trip Report Seeing Snæfellsnes

It's been a big day today, lots has been seen. So bear with me and the thousands of photos. This was the view from the window of our room this morning. The snowy part is the local glacier, Snæfellsjökul and the bit where the cloud is I think is lo

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Trip Report On a boat!

Today we caught the ferry from Brjánslækur to Stykkishólmur via Flatey across the Breiđafjörđur. First we went hunting for a hot hot pot. Didn't find one, found two that were just over body temperature and neither had a change room. Now

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Trip Report Give me a minute to reboot*

So today Robot Robotson has been reborn. Or at least repaired. He now has a sparkly white number, three to choose from even. I introduced Robot Robotson to Pumba Timonsdöttir but I don't think they'll hit it off at this rate. Today is a stunning

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Trip Report Rain rain go away…

Today, yep, rain. And wind. It has been amazing seeing the wind on puddles then it flips direction and suddenly the puddle moves across a foot. We first headed towards a waterfall but decided it can wait for tomorrow in the hope of the weather improv

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Trip Report Hot pot heaven ish

So we are officially in the West Fjords and everything I read says hot pots. Last night's did not disappoint. Coming through Drangsnes, closest way to pronounce it is 'drowns-nes', you see the little sign for hot pool next to the local soccer fields

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Trip Report Trolls and Witchcraft

Today we left the 'horse lovers paradise' at Gauksmýri and headed for a loop around the peninsula of Vatnsnes. Darned sheep on the road, second most dangerous thing on Icelandic roads. I've managed to not hit any though one lamb was close the other

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Trip Report I can’t choose a highlight for today’s title…

Ah as it turns out we didn't need a tour to see whales. There was one in the bay outside the hotel this morning. My whale photography skills know no bounds. Akureyri is the second biggest city in Iceland. It has 18000 residents. Below is a pho

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Trip Report Fimmtudagur

Isn't it awesome that the mere change of language makes the name of a day so cool? Today Travis had decided on an early start, 0730. Turns out that he couldn't get up until then, so it was an 0800 start headed for Husavik and whales. When we droppe

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Trip Report Pseudo Craters, real Craters, Yule Lads, and Cows

Today we headed to Husavik with the intention of going whale watching. It must have continued to snow overnight and it was snowing when we left. The local people here are all very surprised, seems this weather is quite unusual at this time of year. I

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Trip Report I love Icelandic summer…

This morning I woke up to snow. Yep, June 2nd, when the shops are finally all open and longer hours for all the summer tourists. Snow. This is the view from the hotel room. Doesn't quite show much but it was about 0400 and it kept going until about 0