We continued our exploration of Strandir, driving towards Djúpavík, an old herring factory that has now been changed to an exhibition of the time when Djúpavík was important for Iceland’s economy. It was possible to walk in the old factory but we didn’t do it.
The drive was very slow due to the damaged road. At least.. we enjoyed the landscape ! :-)
From Djúpavík, we went back on road 61, then 633, driving through more fjords to get to the hostel.
Heydalur is a very small village where you can only find a farm and a hostel. Near the river Heydalsá there is a hot spot. The story tells that the bishop Gudmundur the Good blessed this hot spot in the 12th century and that many sick people have been cured after a visit there….
It was our favourite guesthouse of the whole stay ! It was delightful ! We even saw an Arctic fox !!! How cute ! The food was cheap and delicious, the breakfast was huge !!! Everything was great ! We loved that place :-)
More about Heydalur in my next post!