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Iceland - Day 10

Laguar to Seyðisfjörður.

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Robin drove at start, Kevin at end.
Robin’s cap was lost, then found.
Call to Abba about cap.
Talked with Mom, Mare, and Mark.
Visited Dettifoss and Sellfos waterfalls.
Hiked Asbyrgi Canyon along upper rim. It’s a horseshoe shaped canyon.
Rained on way from Asbyrgi to Seyðisfjörður.
Dinner of spaghetti and toast.

Lodging

Hafaldan HI Hostel - Old Hospital Building
Sudurgata 8, 710 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Phone: +354 611 4410

Details

This was one of our long driving days as we made our way to Eastern Iceland and the fishing village of Sedisfjordur. First stop was the magnificent Dettifoss Waterfall (10,000 waterfalls in Iceland remember!). This one packs a wallop. Not as beautiful as the gorgeous and heavenly Godafoss, this is more like the mother of all waterfalls just for sheer volume of water coming over. We walked around and also saw Selfoss, which was quite pretty. After that we drove north to Ásbyrgi Canyon in the Vatnajokull Park’s northern outpost. We talked to a very nice man in the visitor center and took the hike he recommended. This was one of my favorite hikes in Iceland! We started on the floor of the horseshoe canyon and then climbed up to the rim with the assistance of a couple of ladders and a couple of ropes. (!). Then we hiked a couple of miles to the end. The view across the canyon was amazing. The fall colors were beautiful! Truly an amazing sight. Then back the way we came and down the side of the canyon wall was a bit more challenging but with Kevin’s help and encouragement I survived! We finished the hike in the early evening and then made the longish drive to the coast. The last part was rainy, foggy, winding road and all that sort of stuff. We arrived at our lodging which was a hostel in an old hospital building. The building was interesting, the room was our most spartan, the bed was pretty uncomfortable, and there were a lot of travelers there!

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Posted by kjbruno 22:05 Archived in Iceland

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