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Iceland - Day 7

Blönduós to Akureyri.


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Description

Visited Siglo.
Went to Herring Museum.
Hiked trails behind the city.
Spaghetti dinner.

Lodging

K16Apartments
Kaupvangsstræti 16, 600 Akureyri, Iceland
Phone: +354 615 0051

Details

After breakfast we headed toward the Trollaskagi peninsula, which means troll peninsula. We didn’t see any trolls but it was a beautiful crisp clear day. We arrived in Siglufjordur (aka Siglo) and took a walk around town while waiting for the Herring Era Museum to open. These fjord-side towns have a lot of issues with landslides and we read about several such events which devastated the town at various times. We found a place at the campground out of the wind to eat our PBJs. The Herring Era Museum told about yea you guessed it the Herring Era or Adventure as they say which lasted from 1867 til 1968. Folks from Norway first then locals made millions maybe billions. The museum depicts the fishing and processing (salted fish, fish oil, and fish meal) as well as the life of the workers (fishermen, processing guys, and salting gals).
After the museum we were ready for a hike so we talked to a lady in the library/info center and chose a hike above town. We had to deviate to avoid men working on shoring up the avalanche prone hillside and took a very steep stretch to get a good view.
In the evening we headed for Akureyri and experienced the first of our single lane LONG tunnels. Kind of a weird feeling. And another LONG tunnel 7 km before we arrived at our apartment in Akureyri.

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Posted by kjbruno 18:59 Archived in Iceland

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