Icelandic Road Trip – Going in and out around the East fjords

Slowly, it was time to leave the South behind us (and the puffins), with great images in mind. Before heading towards the East fjords, we decided to have a last look at the glacial tongue of Hoffellsjökull. Due to climate changes, Hoffellsjökull has retreated a lot and a deep glacial lake has been created over the years. It was a very bumpy ride but the view was worth the trouble.. and I even spotted some flowers :-) Apparently, the mountains around are the habitat of several rare lichens but also foxes and reindeer !

After snapping a few pictures, we drove through Almannaskarð pass (it was our first Icelandic tunnel !) to the next fjord Hamarsfjörður. After the tunnel, we turned onto a dirt road towards Papós and parked by the sea. We saw a lot of sheep and see birds. Back on the ring road, we continued travelling in and out around the fjord, reaching the next one, Hornafjörður… it was really beautiful and very different from the busy South.

Next stop for our lunch : Djúpivogur !

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23 responses to “Icelandic Road Trip – Going in and out around the East fjords

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    • Most of the places are still untouched. Unfortunately, some disrespectful people destroyed everything… wherever they go. Some people don’t care about the fences for bird or flora protection and really want a picture… a shame.

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      • I took the picture in mid-August. It was end of summer already, leaves were starting to change colours and we could see some mushrooms here and there. In the South, it was around 15°C but in the North, we had 2°C around lake Myvatn. The temperatures and the weather fluctuate a lot.

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