"bLog means boring-Log"
iceland, day 05 (0 comments)
was a day mainly dedicated to covering some distance and getting on. but of course we stopped at a waterfall[001-010] not far from our hostel for a little warm-up. though an unnamed one, it was also impressive (as all the other waterfalls too). our way led us away from the coast and fjords over passes[014-033] again, on red roads[015,020-024].
we also had to pass through a single lane tunnel. it was pretty long and for the oncoming traffic there were turnouts every few hundred metres. funny thing is, we were pretty much the only ones going the eastward direction, while loads of cars (for iceland that makes a sum of around four) where driving westward. but we had the lane that always had the right of way. hehe.
at the foot of a plateau we had a planned stop for the dynjandi waterfall[042-116]. ok, there is an increase in impressiveness for the waterfalls, from time to time. this one definitely is one example. actually dynjandi is more a collection of waterfalls. five smaller ones and a very big one at the top, where one has to do a little climbing to get up there. but it definitely is worth every effort one has to undergo to get up there.
the cascades[092-108] are totally awesome. as always, we were totally alone up there (although some english guy started to go up there too with us, but he soon gave up to climb all the way up - poor him, he really missed the greatest part of that site). a fact i really appreciate a lot.
for the rest of the day we were driving again. passing sheeps, passes, and fjords again, heading for the HI hostel in korpudalur. when we arrived, a family now living in the house told us the hostel had closed for winter break on the 15th of september. so we were two days late - damn. but the people now living in the hostel (i think they spend the winter there to keep the house in good shape) phoned some nearby accommodations.
very nice of them, but we decided to drive to ísafjörður (since we also needed an ATM, which is hard to come by in iceland, food and a gas-station). once more it got pretty close with the gas, but again we made it - lucky us. ísafjörður is a really huge town (around 3500 people), and i also spotted a black cat on our way from the car to the reception of the hostel. a good place to stay. as there were not many guests, we even got the six-bed room just for the two of us, so plenty of space for us.