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Iceland - Day 14

Hofn to Vik.

semi-overcast 55 °F
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Kevin drove.
Short walk around Hofn. Quite windy and cold.
Hike loop to Svartifoss waterfall and ….
Hike along Fjaðrárgljúfur gorge.
Spaghetti dinner with wine and cheese bread.
Saw Northern Lights about 11:30pm!!!


Hvammból Guesthouse
Hvammból, 871 Vík, Iceland
Phone: +354 863 2595


We left Höfn and drove west toward Vik. First stop was the Skaftafell Glacier and Svartifoss (black) Waterfall. Rather than just doing the out and back hike, we did a big loop. The waterfall is very unique with lots of basalt columns which were formed as lava cooled. Then we proceeded to Sxxxx overlook where we had lunch and enjoyed a beautiful view of Skaftafell Glacier. We also saw Sel, an old farmhouse now owned by the government. We hiked back somehow escaping the rain that kept looking imminent. Our last stop (before Vik) was the ancient Fjadarglifur Canyon. We took a hike to the end of the canyon, gawking at the views. We made it to our lodging in Vik just before dark.
At about 11:30 Kevin went out and saw the northern lights were visible! This was very exciting! We watched and took pictures for half an hour til they dissipated.



Posted by kjbruno 21:24 Archived in Iceland

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