Day 14 Akureyri



Route maps etc.

01.07 Kűge - Ćrhus

02.07 Ćrhus - Dokkedal

03.07 Dokkedal - Tornby

04.07 Fűrste dag pć færgen

05.07 Anden dag pć færgen

06.07 Seyđisfjörđur - Egilsstađir

07.07 Egilsstađir - Ađalsbol

08.07 Ađalsbol - Möđrudalur

09.07 Möđrudalur - Myvatn

10.07 Myvatn

11.07 Myvatn

12.07 Myvatn - Gođafoss

13.07 Gođafoss - Akureyri

14.07 Akureyri

15.07 Akureyri - Varmahliđ

16.07 Varmahliđ

17.07 Varmahliđ - Blönduos

18.07 Blönduos - Sæberg

19.07 Sæberg - Buđardalur

20.07 Buđardalur - Stykkisholmur

21.07 Stykkisholmur - Arnastapi

22.07 Arnarstapi - Eldborg

23.07 Eldborg - Borganes

24.07 Borgarnes - Reykjavik

25.07 Reykjavik

26.07 Reykjavik - Laugarvatn

27.07 Laugarvatn - Arnes

28.07 Arnes - Seljalandsfoss

29.07 Seljalandsfoss - Vik

30.07 Vik - Kirkjubæjarklaustur

31.07 Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Svinafell

01.08 Svinafell - Vagnsstađir

02.08 Vagnsstađir - Höfn

03.08 Höfn - Djupivogur

04.08 Djupivogur - Breiđdalsvik

05.08 Breiđdalsvik - Reydarfjörđur

06.08 Reydarfjörđur - Egilsstađir

07.08 Egilsstađir

08.08 Egilsstađir - Seyđisfjörđur

09.08 Seyđisfjörđur

10.08 Going home with the ferry







It's not bad with a real bed. Not to mention a pillow. It is an 8-bed dormitory. There are some nice Finns I talked to yesterday. And an Italian who hitch hikes. Otherwise they are strange. There is a Spaniard who has been lying watching movies on his computer from the moment he arrived.

I wake up once in the night and I hear voices. First, I think it's outside, but realize that it's not. And a little later I can hear it's a movie. There is - you don't believe it - someone who is watching movies in the middle of the night - WITHOUT headphones.

After I had tried - as quietly as possible - to address the person, I heard the breathing. The person was sleeping. I crawled down from the upper berth and walked over and shook her. Twice. It was a deep sleep. Then I turned it off and went up and slept on. I'm probably the strange one ....?


It's a different Nettó from Denmark   If you take a closer look at the goods it says: COOP

Has now moved to the campsite. I have changed the plans a bit, now that I am used to the conditions and opportunities. Have downloaded Veđur's app to the mobile. Vedur is the Icelandic weather service.

The plan is still to drive the Kjölur route across the highlands. It's the one with bridges. But there is no reason doing it when it blows 7 m/s against. Not if you can avoid it. So I have consulted the weather forecasts cancelled the trip up to Siglufjörđur and around the peninsula.

And now I will spend the day sightseeing Akureyri. There would be some rain this afternoon. Let's see.....

It is predicted that it will rain at 16. At 15.30 we have the first drops. It was very accurate.

Then it should get better later and now at 18.30 I can see a couple of spots of blue skies. They are not stupid those weather prophets.

Alex, the girl from Utah, showed up and we talked a little. Politics. She had not been so happy about Obama, but now she missed him. She will go back to Reyjavik tomorrow. It was her birthday yesterday, and her father gave her 3 days at Hilton Rejkjavik as a gift.

The city is the second largest in Iceland. 17,000 inhabitants. It has a university that I was looking at. Well, not big. One building of 3-4 floors and some lower. It was summer vacation.

Wander around the city, which has large residential neighborhoods with very different houses. It seems that many of the new ones are wooden houses that eventually get a finish that make them look like brick houses?

Then the sun broke out


In the ....   ...Botanical Garden


  I realize that there is a botanical garden, the northernmost in the world. "Lystigarđurinn". It's evening, but why should outdoor things shut when it does not get dark? It is also still open and definitely worth a visit. Wealth of arts is not an everyday thing in Iceland.


16 km