"bLog means boring-Log"
iceland, day 11 (0 comments)
started very good: when we checked out from the hostel, guess who was there waiting for us outside on a bench. the tomcat[001-008] of course, looking for someone to pet him again. so lovely and cute...
it was hard but we finally bid farewell and got on the car to drive[009-012] to some nearby beach with a huge rock, which most likely was just another troll[013-025] that had turned to stone because sunlight hit it. a lot of seagulls where there too because there was a nesting place right there.
we then drove on when we spotted some old abandoned small houses next to the road. so we stopped and went there. it turns out the small huts were actually stalls, for sheeps most likely. around the area[029-063] we found a lot of great things like an old rusty car[038-045], old farmer's machinery[053-062], and all kind of bottles[044-045]. we really enjoyed this place. but it should get even better...
ninsti liked those ducks[082,103-105] (or swans?) very much, and there was a place where there were hundreds of them spread all over some lake (or fjord?). so we stopped again. while ninsti enjoyed the living animals, i found loads of dead ones[066-086]. it turned out to be almost some kind of duck cemetery there - death in all it's beauty. also, close by was a small group of huts[087-093] which we examined more closely. their roofs were covered with grass and from the backside they are really hard to spot because they perfectly fit into the surrounding.
then we drove on to the þórbergssetur museum[110-111]. þórbergssetur was a writer and the outside of the museum is a huge line of books with all his titles. very nice idea and also pretty impressive. at the museum cafe we took a short break and had a cup of coffee.
then we drove on, around the vatnajökull[106-107,109,113,184-188] glacier, europe's biggest icefield. pretty impressive. but it should get even better...
we soon came to a bridge that brought us over a river flowing from the end of the glacier to the sea. it carried massive icebergs[114-183]. an absolutely amazing, impressive, and remarkable place. ninsti had to go back to the car twice to copy the files from her camera's memory card to her laptop to make place for new pictures. and also i took a massive amount of pictures.
besides the icebergs there were also seagulls and seals flying and swimming around the huge masses of ice. jökulsárlón is definitely a place to see.
it was hard to leave this awesome place, but we had to, as dusk was already falling and we still had to get to a accommodation. we found one in hvoll, the biggest hostel we've been to so far. it reminded us more of a hotel rather than a hostel. large corridors, several kitchens, and a huge mess room. puh, we are not used to that...