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Iceland Day 6: Seydisfjordur to Hofn

April 23, 2015

After an Icelandic breakfast (disappointingly not the best in Iceland as the trustworthy internet recommendations promised!) we were off!
We were a little sad to be leaving one of the most stunning places we’d ever seen – but there were new adventures to be had!


In the morning we drove along the coast seeing some more absolutely stunning coastline and beautiful fjords – which were simply exquisite!

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A true highlight were the herds of reindeer we saw on numerous occasions. We had hoped to see them in the north east and had prematurely given up the hope!
(one of the four in the car was truly excited at least! you can guess which one 🙂  )

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Again we enjoyed the graffiti and the cute little villages we passed through 🙂

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Again we searched for lunch…

In the afternoon, after dressing like arctic racing car drivers we took what we thought was going to be a jeep ride up onto Vatnajokull (see the massive green area on the map at the top of this post). So as it turns out it was a jeep ride up onto the glacier some 800m straight up a volcanic wall…

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then a skidoo ride on the glacier…weeeeeeee!
(if I had of known that it was going to be on a skidoo – there is no way I would have booked it for 6 & 7 year olds. However having driven all the way up…!)

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with a little time on the glacier to play!

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Vatnajokull the glacier was truly truly amazing. This mammoth beast is still growing and is the largest ice-cap outside of the poles. Wearliy we headed to our accommodation for the night – which was on a local horse farm. After a quick break, we headed into Hofn for an early dinner to satisfy our starving tummies. Yes Eli and Lachie had pizza again…but mum ate a friend of Rudolph’s (shhhhh! don’t tell Santa!)

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We had hoped to go for a swim in the local baths – but unfortunately today is a public holiday (happy first day of summer Iceland!) and so they had closed early. So instead we went for a little drive around the town of Hofn (pronounced heaben), before heading back to our farmstay 🙂 Good night 🙂

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