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In Wonderland of Iceland

Part II

Story by NASTYA KFKS November 3rd, 2015

Previous post: Part I

Did you know that the lowest temperature in winter, in Iceland is -5℃.

In August we had a +17℃ in a day time and +7, +5℃ at night.

After our camping Part I next day we moved on from road #26 to #842, #844 to the north coast, town Husavik. It is a centre of whale watching in Iceland due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay. After whales we had a lunch and the owner of the cafe told us about nice route we need to check: from Husavik to #85, #862 and to #1 (it was that fairytale route with small bushes in which a lot of little elves live).

In this post I show photos from segment B, C, D, E on map. To see online map with this route click this link: Icelandic Trip Map.


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In 50 min drive from Húsavík lies canyon Ásbyrgi. The horseshoe-shaped, 3.5 km in length and 1.1 km across. To feel it real size check this picture from above: Ásbyrgi.
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Námaskarð Pass

Námaskarð Pass is an area of geothermal activity and offers boiling mud pools in various colours and amazing surroundings. The smell from the area is pretty distinct due to the sulphur released from the mud pools; the smell is often described as that of a rotten egg. If you are traveling in the area make sure you stop by the bubbling mud pools for a glance.
Earth-shattering place. Different planet indeed!
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Near lake Myvatn it is an earth-shattering place with small geysers. We had a second camping over there.

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That's how I make pictures sometimes =___=
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Road #1 is very mysterious especially near Lagarfljót lake, in the east of Iceland. There are a lot of waterfalls and charming fog. Feeling that you are in Jurassic Park movie. Oh how I love it, just WOW!

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Wild swans
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Batman Mountain
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Wow, just wow! =__=
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Near the glacier

The glaciers and ice caps of Iceland cover 11.1% of the land area and many of them lie above volcanoes. If any volcano wakes up, first all will be flooded and then lava hello…Creepy.

Huge and impressive glacier.

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I was very curious about Icelandic moss called Cetraria islandica. In general it is a lichen. It grows abundantly in the mountainous regions of northern countries, and it is specially characteristic of the lava slopes and plains of the west and north of Iceland.

I just fell in love with charming appearance of this moss on hills, stones and mountains. I can make pictures of this green precious every day, love the colors!

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