Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Long and Winding Road - Day 9

We were glad to be leaving Sauðárkrókur this morning to make our way to the Snæfellsnes peninsula.  

There are so many beautiful waterfalls on the road side in Iceland, but we decided to get out and take a picture of this one.  It is less impressive in photos, but was quite pretty!

the landscape started changing as we made our way west.  On the island closest to us in this picture, you can see an old shipwreck!

As we drove, the weather turned quite rainy, and very very windy!

We took a brief drive off of the highway to explore the Berserkjahraun lava fields.  The rocks were so pretty covered in moss!

Looking back at our car while we were taking pictures, it looked like a car advertisement!

Continuing on, we came across this pretty waterfall called Kirkjufellsfoss.  It was soooo windy and rainy  Angus and I took turns walking up to the bridge from the car.  

Across the street is Kirkjufell Mountain, which was hidden underneath the fog.

We stopped at the Saga Centre in Grundarfjörður where we enjoyed a hot cup of coffee and Logan enjoyed some play time before driving to our hostel in Ólafsvík.  After checking in and making dinner, we decided to go out for a drive.  The wind was pretty extreme, and Angus was feeling adventurous, so he climbed up Saxholl - a dead volcano.  He came back to the car very wet!

On our way back to the hostel for the night, we spotted a large flock of terns.  There were many warning signs up so that tourists didn't get attacked by them!

Tomorrow we continue our journey around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and head back to Reykjavik!

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