2014-06-30

140602 Hotel Nupar to Sellfoss

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We left "the container",Island hotel Nupar, after breakfast. A heavenly one at that . They were serving waffles. You baked them yourself so they were all fresh.
 
 
Driving west along the coast. Our first stop was a gorgeous canyon, the Fjadrargljufur Gorge! I take so many photos and it seem hopeless to share this place with one photo. This place is the proof that Iceland is being teared apart. One side is moving towards Europe. The other side towards America
 
We also made a stop at Katla Geopark. A place where lots of volcanoes erupted 1783. The Laki eruption
 
 
 


Next stop was a beach, Dyrhólaey,  with lots of lava pillars and other fancy nature stuff like caves and birds. It is located close to the city of Vik i Myrdal. "This is the southernmost coastal hamlet of the country and the only one without a harbour. The flat, black beach south of the village was declared one of the 10 most beautiful island beaches of the world by the Iceland Magazine."






 After the visit at the beach we drove back to Vik for a lunch break. As I brought something with me I went out checking out the surroundings. Turned out to be more interesting. Fine beach and great birds and even  more lava pillars.
 
 
Well, the others finally had eaten and bought whatever souvenirs they wanted and we left again. Now aiming for Skógafoss waterfall. Close to the waterfall was a Museum as we visited as well. Skogasafn! A museum of old Iceland history, both nature and how people lived. Quite amazing!
 
 

The saddles in the museum is for rich ladies. But I think I remember a note saying it also was used for newly wed couples. hen not used as saddles anymore they converted them to chairs.
 
We continued west to the next waterfall, Seljalandsfoss. This waterfall was a bit unusual as it was possible to go around the falling water. That was cool but you got wet! And so did your camera. Fun nevertheless!  See image below.
 
Arriving at Hotel Selfoss rather early and dinner at 20.00h would give us time to go to the local swimming pool. But to our disappointment is was closed for reparations. So, I took a walk along the river instead. And had time to take a shower before dinner. I was given a room with gorgeous view over the river. Had quite fun watching gulls playing like children in the river currents. :)


 
 
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14 comments:

  1. What an amazing place!! Awesome waterfalls and superb captures for the day as always!! Hope you have a great week!!

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  2. Spectacular!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  3. It's like someone just dumped a sky full of water! http://looseleafnotes.com

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  4. Wow, what a beautiful place to visit. The gorge and rock pillars in the ocean are awesome. And the waterfalls is gorgeous. Lovely series, thanks for sharing.. Have a happy week!

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  5. beautiful travel photos. a bit jealous :)

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  6. beautiful scenery. love the waterfall.

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  7. What outrageous sites. Thanks for risking your camera to record some of it for us.

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  8. Wow! What a waterfalls!

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  9. Wow - amazing waterfall! Lovely shots.

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  10. Spectacular sights of those lava pillars and huge waterfall.

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  11. More of Iceland, how wonderful. Wish I could go back there again. We picked lakka berries and blueberries in the Continental Rift near Thingvalier. It is such a beautiful country and your photos do it justice.

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