EASTERN FJORDS | EGILSSTAÐIR | MÖÐRUDALUR VALLEY

3 things I liked today

  • the spectacular scenery
  • the thai red curry soup for lunch
  • the sheep and goats on the farm

Today was a little different than most days.  We had a good 300+ kilometres to travel on both made and unmade roads.  The scenery along the way was more than spectacular.  The changing landscape kept us glued to the windows the whole way.  The road took us along the southern coast road and through the Eastern Fjords.  Most of these photographs were taken on the road through the window, so please excuse the quality.

The steel grey mountains

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The Glaciers

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The last sights on the coast.

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The fjords

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The waterfalls

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We pulled into the harbour village of Höfn and had lunch.

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We then wandered down to a local mechanic’s garage to see his amazing precious stone and polished agate collection. He was so passionate about his hobby and related his tales of discovery as if it was a Viking tale of wonderment and adventure.

On the way out of the village we saw the local community celebrating Iceland’s National Day.

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From here we visited the wooded village of Egilsstadir before driving up the mountain dirt roads to highland farm village of Möðrudalur.  At  469 metres above sea level with visible snow year round, Möðrudalur Valley is the highest inhabited place in Iceland.   Here you can see Herðu­breið, one of Iceland’s most recognised volcanos/mountains.

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Our quarters
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Reindeer wood

 

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