IT WILL NOT TAKE ANOTHER 10 YRS BEFORE NEXT TIME WE MEET
Vestmannaeyar Music festival bracelet
45 Euros, but I got 20% off because I shopped in a souvenir shop where an ex sailor man worked
took the Whale watching tour of 2hrs from Puffin company, but skipped the Puffin tour since I thought I would want t0 concentrate only on the whales. look carefully for the whales not to miss them my god, is that really a whale on the right side of the picture below? I thought I would make a funny post putting up all these pictures of the ocean but no whales. I even got a free tour since we didnt see any whales =) Is it maybe one there?
there were lots of birds which they said was a good sign…
that is also a bird not a whale
we were soaked in water because the boat had such speed
(we paid for this express tour of 2hrs instead of 3hrs -
though we did not know it would make us wet instead…)
still no whale
only the big blue with the Puffin express
and it was not easy to take a picture on the Puffin express boat because of the bumping and the lense being so wet
due to safety we at times had to go inside
(it was not easy to keep the balance either)
some other interesting stuff in the harbour
now I go home
on my way I pass the famous church
and come right home at
which funnily is called the same as Begga
which is short for Bergthora
The last day of Iceland was spent in Reykjavik:
In the hunt for an Icelandic sweater found the charming pharmacy
At lunch I had the famous lobster soup at Seagreifinn
On my way to the harbour I apparently got lost and took a slight detour via Sudurgata, but then found instead two Lada cars, which I didn’t know they had so ‘many’ of on Iceland.
right at the harbor there is the Art Museum of Reykjavik
Ongoing construction of the new concert hall
and let me sing among the stars
Flying costs, and right here is where you start payin’, in Icelandic krona
view from the plane, this is where we are going – Vestmannaeyar!
my phone camera is quite ok shooting from plane like that
at this point the nice pilot told me to be ready with the camera to get a pic of the little town there
be ready….. and….. now!
wow – great job
ON THE WAY TO VESTMANNAEYAR
overlook of festival area
while waiting for the artists to start i climbed all the way up with matching 66 north Icelandic outwear
I thought I had more muscles and power in my knees than this but..
it is cchh-ii-lll-yyy up here brrh
getting dizzy it is really high up and I just want to throw myself out from the cliff
Icelandic sweaters are high fashion now
me too high fashionista – though this pic was taken while whale watching in reykjavik – and the sweater was bought there for a ridiculous second hand price
I should become a business woman instead
time for bed now…I mean like now here in Gothenburg – sweet dreams
astonishing ending of the concert
commercial on the mountain on the back but didn’t manage to get it on camera with my phone
all night long all night long party all night long all night long
let’s do this!
rain keep fallin on my head
this is the picture of what my tent looked like from inside when i was woken up by the storm at 7 am.
i was sleeping like this for two hours since i didn’t manage to close the door opening.
it looks cozy but it was windy and rainy like never before, and the tent barely stood on the ground. The roof of the tent was right in my face….
Off we go. With the boat not the flight this time.
I got a n g r y that they didn’t let us in the building to let us dry while waiting.
meanwhile I go and get some latte
swimming in the hot springs
and off we go again
head for the next campus
just love driving at night
camping reached – go to sleep again – lovely
This is not the place of the sun apparently since it means the Dark City. Cool.
Begga told me that Apollo was training for their trip to the moon here.
Even more cool.
Sun is shining as we enter Dimmuborgir.
Dimma over Borgen
Follow the water pools (vatten pölarna) and we will get on the right track back
because I took a picture of them on my way into the city because I thought there might be some sort of interesting picture
little did I know that these would tell me the way back
usually I never find my way
I didn’t manage that well with the iso and stuff but the place is beautiful in itself so anyway this view is awesome
so I was there – my new hiking boots worked well -tack Timbaland or whatever it’s called
I so badly want to jump in!
the other side of the water fall
jodå, this is where i sat in the back seat
thought these sweet guys were everywhere on Iceland
and what a success he found the sun
and off we go again to the next place where the sun is!
Ah, will draw a map on the travel tour later…
We reach Akureyri which is on the top.
Necessary information is that the weekend which I PICKED to go to Iceland was THE weekend to go. It was a sort of travel weekend for all Icelanders since they have the Monday off. So had Begga the whole weekend free of studies.
I didn’t know about this, but again we see proof of our mind-blowing minds, I mean probably connected with Begga in my mind here in Suecia.
The church of Akureyri – some contest running up the hill going on there
Lots of people in Akureyri!
And off we go again!
I should show a map of Iceland first of course.
I hope it is good enough.
That is Henný working with the camera to get the best picture with the right settings.
and this was the objective of our walking the coast
what a lovely way to work
Begga in the horizon looking for dolphins
my god it is beautiful
along the coast we found a HUGE jelly fish (sv. manet)
a path of red stones going up the mountain
we go on and reach the camping at 3 am
the sky is the limit
put up the tents with no hesitation
pretend i am a professional camper and know how to hook the tent on the heels
I have to go camping more often (why didn’t i do it more?)
Kat Henný Begga
the three of us
Getting all groovy with the map!
we stop on the way
we drive in the evening and through the night and like it like that
u see me in the back mirror there?
and in two seconds horses line up for me to take a picture of them
yes, this is for real
that is real sunlight over there
and here we stopped for a photo session and that will be next post =)
The post didn’t allow more pictures so I continue posting by dividing it up.
what is this little town+
Running up that hill
View from the hill
get high on stones cos there are lots of them in Iceland
on my way back
there are more living creatures here than me obviously:
looking death in the eye
and we hit the road
Day 1 and day 2 in Bifröst, northeast of Reykjavik.
When I came to Reykjavik, the ride was waiting for me and took me directly through an amazing landscape til I reached Bifröst, surrounded by lava.
Lava lava lava ‘em..
Lava of Bifröst
Surrounding of Bifröst
More Bifröst lava just outside student campus.
Short hiking to the hills of Grábrók on the backside of campus.
Should I continue or go back?
Lunch stop with dried fish will give me energy to continue
So, let’s go!
Sweet, I found wild blueberries on my way…
Luring flowers blowing in the wind next to the path.
Trucks are big this year
one of several stones on the way
unfortuntely don’t have time to climb everywhere
I don’t get enough of this landscape
my eyes were so thirsty for this beauty