Monday, May 25, 2015

Iceland - Day 14

May 25, 2015

Our 14th day was spent exploring much of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

 Our first stop was Kirkjufell. While the mountain was impressive and somewhat Materhorn-like, we thought the Kirkjufellsfoss was cooler.

From there, we headed out to the very north west tip of the peninsula -- Öndverðarnes and the Svörtuloft and Saxholsbjarg Bird Cliffs, all within the Snæfellsjökull National Park.

Presumably, the oldest well in Iceland.

Enjoying a memorial day tanning session at Beruvík.

We took a hike around the HólaHólar Crater.

We tested our strength against the lifting stones used to measure sailors' strength a hundred years ago.

Expored the beaches of Dritvík and Djúpalónssandur

 Þúfubjarg Bird Cliffs 

We headed inland a bit to try to find Sönghellir. We're not sure we actually found it, thanks to the snow, but we found something cool.

This was one of the coolest parts of the trip. The little slot canyon, Rauðfeldsgjá, goes back really far! We were hiking/climbing on huge snow pack so we had to turn back pretty quickly, but it was super cool.

One of the best dinners we had at Hotel Hellnar.


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