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Iceland Day 3: Blonduous to Husavik

April 20, 2015
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Today we were up bright and early (if you go by the New York time zone)…

After a quick scout of the beach to make sure that there were no seals wanting to play, we jumped in the car and headed East.

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Our plan was to head down our path for the day and stop as soon as we saw somewhere breakfast. Ideally this would be stop number one but as we are in the low season with the majority of options closed – we were flexible. Two hours later we still hadn’t found an open café/diner/supermarket/restaurant/anything! The emergency choc chip cookies that Nathan bought when we picked up petrol became breakfast. Or as Lachie exclaimed – Easter again!

Along the way we stopped at the Stephan G. Stephansson look out at Arnarstapi. Mum nearly got blown off the side into a ravine  trying to take photos so NE+L enjoyed the view from the car.

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Our next stop was Glaumbaer to see the traditional turf houses.

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Through the stunning Öxnadalur pass – 41km stunning scenic views of the rocky mountain ridge Hraundrangi, that is more than 1000 m high.

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Then along the scenic fjord to the fishing port of Husavik.

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Where we had a yummy lunch (and ice-cream!)

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and then headed out on an full afternoon whale watching tour  on the Skjálfandafljót bay. We saw two humpback whales, 3 minke whales and lots of puffins. The highlight for the kids may have been the hot chocolate and traditional cinnamon rolls.

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Afterwards we headed back to out room for a little down time before heading out for a very yummy dinner.

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What an amazing day 🙂

 

 

 

 

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