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Iceland - Day 12

Seyðisfjörður to Höfn.

semi-overcast 55 °F
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Kevin drove mostly. Robin drove a one hour unpaved road section.
First hike was above the town of Seyðisfjörður past the musical art monument Tsvingonur. There were a couple of steep sections.
Second hike was to the 2nd highest waterfall in Iceland - Hengifoss. Also saw Litlanefoss waterfall along the way.
Stopped in Eglisstadur Netto grocery store for ice, Skyr yogurt, bread, Parmesan cheese, and ramen noodles.
Dinner was spaghetti with cheese bread and small salad. Kevin lucked out with a hot chocolate night cap!


Apotek Guesthouse
Address: Hafnarbraut 29, 780 Höfn, Iceland
Phone: +354 478 8100


On Monday the weather was improving. We got packed up and did our first hike right in town. We walked up the hillside to the Tsivongur which was five concrete domes which make music when the wind goes through. We continued on a loop above town. At one point we were watching the sheep and actually saw what looked to our Colorado eyes like a bear! But it was an enormous sheep! We headed on through Egisstadur and down the lake to another hiking stop at Hengifoss waterfall. We made the steep climb up to the falls. By then the weather was nice and sunny! We had a long drive to Höfn on the southeast coast. I offered to drive and ended up driving a piece that was socked in, no visibility, bumpy road, and descending a fjord! Fortunately the air cleared as we got lower down and the remainder of the drive along the eastern coast was very beautiful, rugged and few to no towns. We got to Höfn and our Apotek Guesthouse in an old pharmacy. The pharmacy was more comfortable than the hospital!



Hengifoss Waterfall and Boardwalk Boulders

Hengifoss Waterfall and Boardwalk Boulders

Posted by kjbruno 21:00 Archived in Iceland

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