Sunday, 6 July 2014

Skaftafell to Hofn

Short (235km) journey...uneventful trip but with the tremendous highlight of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, where ice-blue icebergs break free from the glacier with great cracks, drift through the lagoon, then travel slowly out to sea.

We take a trip on an amphibious 'duck boat' through the bergs before walking along the creek to the sea, watching (and getting dive-bombed by) the arctic terns....also see a seal and other wildlife.

Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Here for two nights. The town is famous for its lobsters so we arrange to eat with two fellow travellers and sort a group trip up to the glaciers followed by a ride on a Skidoo (er..I think that's right). The Skidoo ride on Europe's largest glacier, the Vatnajokull is brilliant. If you are ever here - don't hesitate - apart from the sheer fun of it, being on the glacier is breathtaking in itself. (Sue's driving/riding is breathtaking too...with me on the back)

Onward tomorrow...getting near the end of the Iceland part of the trip now...

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