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Iceland Day 5: Lake Myvatn to Seydisfjordur

April 22, 2015

After a traditional Icelandic breakfast (clod meat, cheese, bread, kaffi, juice) in the gorgeous breakfast room by the lake…

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…we were off.


A walk around the lava formations at Dimmuborgir.
(We even found some of the Yuletide lads gear hidden in the caves! this must be where they hang out)

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A drive up to the Viti crater at Mt Krafla
(we thought this was going to be a 60 minute hike but surprisingly drove all the way up almost! It was super windy up there – can you spot the two tigers hidden either side of Nathan behind the rocks?)

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At least the car is a warm and snug retreat – mum is glad she got the 4wd for space 🙂

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The road up led us past the Mt Krafla geothermal power plant

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A walk around the sulphur-smelling violently bubbling mud pits at Namajfall Hverir.

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Lots of stunning scenes along the drive…

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Then up to Dettifoss to see Europe’s largest waterfall. We had planned to park in the car park on the East side of the falls (right at the falls!) and have lunch at the café there. Well…it turned out that that road was closed and so we had to go to the west side for a 1 hour hike through the snow and rock-hopping to get to the falls! It was quite an unexpected adventure.

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Yes the lack of railings made us VERY nervous too.

Unfortunately we couldn’t check out the neighbouring Asbyrgi “horseshoe” canyon…

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Unfortunately there wasn’t a café at this side and so lunch became choc-chip cookies, chips and jube lollies….!

After a quick look for the Lake Monster in Lake Logurinn in the Lagarfljot valley in Eglisstadir…

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We headed over the stunning mountain pass…

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…to arrive at the stunning picturesque Seydisfjordur…

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After checking in to our hotel late in the afternoon…

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…we headed to the town’s only open restaurant for an early dinner. Mum had a simply magnificent caper and almond crusted fish and NE+L had the only remaining thing on the menu – yes you guessed it – pizza. Bianca was beginning to wander if NE+L are on the pizza tour of Iceland?

What an amazing day!

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