Iceland | Last Pictures

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On our last day we roamed the city of Reykjavik before we returned our rental car. We walked into town and found a cool cafe called Reykjavik Roasters which was very hip and reminded us of cafes in Melbourne. The coffee was great and it soon became busy with tourists. We headed out and explored the city, there were so many little knick knack stores around every corner and souvenir stores were not amissed. We bought some souvenirs for our families before we began or journey to the car rental place.

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Iceland | Midnight Sunsets

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It is now our last night in Iceland, well not really but tomorrow doesn’t count as we will be moping around in the airport. Last night I stayed in while Mitch went out to shoot the sunset, he had a feeling it was going to be amazing and he was right. These are the photos I captured outside our Airbnb in Grundarfjordur, and this lasted for about four hours. During the day we went for a drive and stopped at a church where the lupine flowers pretty much flooded the whole hill. Continue reading “Iceland | Midnight Sunsets”

Iceland | Hvammstangi | Arnastapi | Budir

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So I have been a little lazy with the  blogging, but after Akureyri we headed to Hvammstangi (Land of Seals), it is a tiny town of fishing and farming. We headed for a drive where I fell asleep most of the way. Yesterday it was National Iceland Day so most businesses were closed.

After Hvammstangi we headed towards  Grundarfjordur, near this area there are many sites to see such as Arnastapi and it’s little cottage on the hill, Kirkjufellsfoss,  the rocky arch in Arnastapi and my favourite, the Budir black church which was such a stunning contrast against the scenery.

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Iceland | Akureyri

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On the way to Akureyri we encountered some hot sulfur pools of bubbling mud that was fascinating and also smelled like rotten eggs. Iceland is truly a place of many different lands. It felt like we were in the desert with its dusty rocks and ground. Today we headed to Kaffi Ilmur for a nice coffee and then walked around town, then we went for a nice drive up north and visited a lovely botanic garden after.

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Iceland | Seydisfjorfur

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We left Hofn early after breakfast. The drive to Seydisfjorfur was breath taking, from dusty mountains to rolling green hills, winding roads, mountains with beds of flowers beneath them to icy white landscapes. Iceland has such versatile scenery. The small town of Seydisfjorfur is cookie cutter perfect, it has pastel coloured houses wth different coloured trims and flowers.

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Iceland | Glaciers and Hofn

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After saying goodbye to Vik, we began our drive into Hofn. On the way we were once again distracted by all the constantly changing scenery and of course the glaciers, it started out as a sunny day that was almost warm (but as you can probably guess quickly turned later on in the day which we sort of expected being it is Iceland and all!).

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Iceland | Vik Part 2

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I am convinced that Iceland is some sort of alien world, walking to the  Sólheimasandur plane wreckage site, it was strangely eerie, the only sounds the be heard was our footsteps crunching on the gravelly black dirt and my occasional heavy exertion. The walk was a hefty forty five minutes to and from, we underestimated it and thought we would do it in lesser time, turns out we are like everyone else. The plane wreckage site was beautiful but eerie, sort of like the rest of Iceland.

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Iceland | Vik

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It was a long and tiring journey to Iceland and I got quite sick from the journey. My body was just not feeling right and I felt nauseous and dizzy. We had two stop-overs and three flights before we reached our destination. After a day of rest at the lovely Airbnb I started to get better. In the morning we had a lovely breakfast of homemade bread, chocolate cake, house smoked trout and lamb which was absolutely amazing, included other meats and cheeses, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice and coffee etc. We are staying on a farm hosted by Martina and Jon, they have horses, sheep and chicken and grow their own produce. Click to continue to see my photos.

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Today we left the house at 10:30AM and headed to Williamstown where we had a coffee at Cafe Cirino in the sun. It was lovely weather wise, sunny with a sharp chill in the air fixed by rugging up. We walked around the pier and water before we headed to eat pho for lunch. After that we drove for a little bit and strolled through a small botanic garden.

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