Hoffell to Hella


The glaciers were plentiful, close and really amazing. We drove and hiked to the one near our hotel and hiked in to another. Most of the day was spent on the road with stops to look at waterfalls, one of which, Skogafoss, was incredible, complete with rainbows, passing farms, lots of Icelandic horses and sheep with beautiful fleece. Icelandic hand knitted wool sweaters are popular with natives and tourists alike. Stopped for lunch in Vik at a little soup place we discovered last time through. Next stop, the farm (Airbnb) for the next night. The little cottage is on a 400 acre milk cow, sheep and horse farm way out in the country. The couple were so nice. They invited us for a homemade Icelandic dinner. We even had to try to speak a little Icelandic. It was such a treat having this experience with real people who have lived and worked here for generations on this farm.

I could write more about all the tourists, gift shops full of stuffed puffins, the high prices, the fire alarm going off at 3am last night and everybody running out into the hall in their underwear and how a rock hit our windshield today and made a little starburst, but I won’t  – because I won’t let anything put a damper on this fabulous trip.

Tomorrow we drive back to Reykjavik to our “hip condo”  in the harbor area. And we leave the next day.


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