Day 33 Vagnsstađir - Höfn


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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

 

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02.08.17

 

Two heavy vehicles pass during the night. I wake up at 4 and if I was not awake I'd soon be. The geese at the meadow start cackling and shortly after a sheep bleat constantly outside. I guess it's on the other side of the fence? Luckily it gives up and I sleep on till just before 6-

It's calm and dry. My only problem is that the müsli porridge on the cooker falls over before I've lit it. And this way I loose my last water.

But such problems have solutions in Iceland. The water in the small waterfall high up on the mountain must go somewhere? And I find the stream and have my porridge.

Now it's 8 o'clock, the bike is packed and the sun breaks through - but not for long.

 

 
A crazy sheep hunt...   ...and an ended bird hunt - lots of birds loose their lives
 

It's a morning through changing landscapes. Long straight stretches. Hilly parts closer to the mountain. New glacier tongues turn up. From somewhere nearby you can go on Jeep-excursions ON the glacier.

 

I just have to head for the mountains - and then go right

 

Once there's a parking lot where you can climb a hill and where boards show all peaks and glacier parts. Unfortunately there's no blue sky like in the photos, the clouds are low and hide most.

 

One of Skaftafells famous ancestors lived in Kaupmannahöfn (Copenhagen)

 

Höfn is supposed to be on the other side of a fjord, so first the road goes by endless flat parts down to the bottom of the fjord, then through a hilly part, before a new endless straight road leads me to the other side.

Then it's just 5-10 km along the fjord. The road goes through a hilly moraene landscape in the end, which is obviously made by the glacier back in time. Höfn stays hidden by the hills till the end.

 

At the end at last - now I'm looking forward to the East Fjords
 

.I go to the hostel hoping to find someone who knows about available beds. I meet a cleaner of some kind (frech) and he's actually able to check with the computer that there is ONE vacant bed. I have to book it at booking.com. I do and are really shocked: More that 7.400 is.kr. more than dubble the first hostels. This is how it is on the south coast.

Now when the night is booked I go to have a look at the town. The harbour the biggest. I go to the Info center to be warmed up a bit, when you don't cycle 10 degr. isn't much. Sit outside and have lunch. Then a go around for a coffee and end up in Nettó. There's a vending machine, you buy the cup at the cash desk and cakes if you want - I do.

Sit enjoying my Peter Larsen coffee writing. Then I buy Nettó's fine müsli from COOP and two cookies for later.

Back to the hostel to see if there's a microwave and wait to check in at 16. I sit close to a el-radiator.

When I check in I can't have my 10% for being a member. It's because I've booked through booking.com, and then they have to pay them. I insist to have 10% of the normal prize but also that is out of the question.

It's a polish broad who is the manager, and it pisses me off. I can't have the owners tel.number and can only make a complaint to HI Hostel Iceland. And I'm going to do that. For the principle.

 

58.24 km

 


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