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Iceland - Day 5

Hellisandar to Grundarfjordur.

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Kevin drove.
Went to Ondverdarnesviti to see short and tall orange lighthouses and look out over Atlantic.
Stopped at Malarif Visitor Center.
Short hike below Snaeffelsjokull Glacier just North of road 574 outside the park.
Visit Kirkjufell (Witches Hat) mountain.
Dinner was hot dogs and freeze dried Pad Thai.

Lodging

Bjarg Apartments
Grundargata 8, 350 Grundarfjordur, Iceland
Phone: +354 616 2576

Details

We left the cozy bookstore family apartment (after talking to the owner who was the grandson of the couple who owned the bookstore in the 60s). WWe arrived at the Bjarg Apartment in grundarfjordur just before 7pm and ran down the street to the grocery store with 3 minutes to spare.
We spent a very pleasant night in the apartment which was an old captains house. The current owner has remodeled and decorated it perfectly. Indeed it was like a captains quarters on a ship with everything in its place. We also appreciated the Bluetooth speaker and the comfortable bed (memory foam). We had to eat all the ice cream because there was no freezer!e drove back around the snaeffels peninsula to Ondverdarnesviti where we saw the first of two orange lighthouses. We had a nice walk on the shore and saw an ancient well. We continued around the peninsula and saw the second orange lighthouse and the place where Icelanders collected bird eggs off the cliffs. They really wanted those eggs! We drove to the Snaeffels park visitor center and center and talked to the ranger about how to get a better view of Snaeffels jokull (glacier) which was the setting for Jules Verne’s Journey to the center of the earth. He recommended we just walk toward the glacier just outside the park boundary without benefit of a trail. So we did that. It was fun and a different experience. It was evening so we drove to grundarfjordur where we planned to stay the night. On our way into town we stopped at the famous Kirjufell (witches cap mountain).
We arrived at the Bjarg Apartment in grundarfjordur just before 7pm and ran down the street to the grocery store with 3 minutes to spare.
We spent a very pleasant night in the apartment which was an old captains house. The current owner has remodeled and decorated it perfectly. Indeed it was like a captains quarters on a ship with everything in its place. We also appreciated the Bluetooth speaker and the comfortable bed (memory foam). We had to eat all the ice cream because there was no freezer!

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Posted by kjbruno 21:49 Archived in Iceland

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