Iceland Days 3-4

7 Sep 2014 – Snæfellsnes Peninsular/edited 9 Oct

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Thu: Happy 36th Birthday to May, my 2nd born. There was some mess up with the rental car co and we were picked up 2hrs late. If you are thinking of renting a car here, do not go with Dollar Thrifty Car Rental. After all the paper work, we managed to get out of town by 1115hrs heading NW.

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New fresh strawberries for sale by the honest system, ie the trust that one will leave the payment in the locked box provided.

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Strawberry picnic at Deidartunguhver hot springs. Stunning colours of stones in the hot springs.

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Waters in Hraunfossen and Barnafoss waterfalls sure looks cold compared to the previous hot springs!

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Amazing nature, Gerduberg basalt columns. The only other company we had were 3 sheep staring at us from the cliffs

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Imagine living by your own waterfall with the view of the glacial and lava rock. Even the road leading up to this house has a ‘Private Road’ sign. Someone there must have had too many people using the road to turn around after taking pix!!

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Hotel Hellnar****with views, good food and a patriotic neighbour! Lovely evening with a shy appearance of Aurora. Not cold and clear enough for her full appearance!

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Fri: Happy 3rd Birthday to Olai, youngest grandchild. Lóndrangar are a pair of single sharp and steep cliffs, or volcanic plugs pf basalt, that have been hewn out from softer surrounding rock by erosion. Miles and miles of beautiful moss-covered lava rocks can really create quite an imagination! No wonder the locals think that elves live in them 🙂

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Exploring around the peninsular to see a black pebble beach/Dritvik, to the other extreme of a yellow sand beach/Skardsvik and to Kirkjufell, the mountain where it is most photographed in Iceland. Surprised to see Hurtigruten in this village of Grundarfjörður. With the rains coming down,  mutton soup lunch at the café hit the spot.

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Back to Hellnar Hotel for another night and the smoked trout and mussels were delicious for dinner.

In Iceland, it was believed that a pregnant women who looked that the Lights would give birth to a cross-eyed baby…

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