Quick word from the North of Iceland

About 6 days it took us to get from Reykjavik to Blönduós travelling over the highland road called “Kjölur” which traverses Iceland starting at Geysir and ending at the fjords of the north. 7 spokes it cost us to travel 420 km over mainly unasphalted roads.

Kerlingarfjöll

Kerlingarfjöll

But what an adventure! We had beautiful weather, allowing us splendid views on the Langjökull Glacier in the West and the Hofsjökull in the East. We also enjoyed some soothing hot springs at Hveravellir and treated our eyes to pure Icelandic beauty (steaming fumerolles, boiling mud potts and amazingly coloured mountains) at Kerlingarfjöll. Not to mention the everlasting beauty of the deserted inlands with cristal blue lakes now and then.

Yesterday it started to rain though and it hasn´t stopped until now. Well, one has to admit: that’s Iceland too! And to be honest: it´s not too bad having a rest day in the rain, when you are sitting with your sore butt (hihi) in a hot tub of about 39 degrees just after having eaten some Icelandic pastries. ;-)

Vera & Jean-Christophe

4 Comments

  1. Jürgen
    Posted August 3, 2010 at 23:32 | Permalink

    Can’t believe what I see, you are still travelling?

    Something goes wrong in my life!

    Currently I can’t find more words, just to wish you good times!

    Juergen

  2. Ivanaa
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 20:32 | Permalink

    Je vois que vous profitez de tous les plaisirs islandais : paysages, eaux chaudes, pâtisseries, soleil. Bon, pluie aussi mais c’est tellement agréable de pédaler dans un vent à 90km/h quand une pluie fine vous arrose délicatement le visage, et qu’en plus, vous ne pouvez pas fermer l’oeil de la nuit à cause du jour permanent. Bref ! L’Islande en été :-)

  3. Posted August 26, 2010 at 13:53 | Permalink

    Bonjour!!

    J’espère que vous lirez ce message, je n’ai pas trouvé vos mails sur le site.

    Nous nous sommes croisés plusieurs fois en Islande, à Reykjavik puis Keflavik. Votre retour s’est-il bien passé?

    De mon côté, je profite encore de quelques jours de vacances sous le soleil alsacien…

    Je vous mets mon site internet en lien, si ça vous intéresse!

    A bientôt,

    Raoul

  4. Posted September 2, 2010 at 15:43 | Permalink

    @Jürgen: Well it is not exactly “still” travelling, but it’s just travelling again. :-) Just a “regular” holiday though. Actually we felt quite stressed by the time we had (3.5 weeks) as we got so used to having “endless time” before.
    But we are very happy that you are still reading our website! Great! :-)

    @Ivana: Oui le vrai bonheur. On adore! :-)

    @Raoul: Merci pour le message, on va voir sur ton site. Le retour s’est bien passé pour toi?

    Vera