Day 34 Höfn - Djupivogur



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







I tried to switch on the TV here in the living room yesterday, hoping to hear icelandic. There were two channels. One showed a new danish film - with subtitles. The other an american one - also with subtitles. Then I switched it off.

I have to eat some bread with cheese before i take off. I ended sleeping at 5.45 and had breakfast at 6.15, so now I'm hungry again.

I wait until 9 o'clock when Nettó opens. Must have some last items, I don't know where I'll end up. It's too short to the first camping - and too far to the next.

I arrive at the tunnel, my first icelandic tunnel. Only a little more than 1 km, but it's a climb from this side, but it's lit-up and with space to the right side of the road - even not asphalted.

Two cyclists come racing from the other side with lights. I have only switched on my backlight and checked it's not covered.


An icelandic tunnel

Just having passed through I meet another cyclist, who turns out to be a girl. One more solo female cyclist. The girls are showing off here in Iceland. She stayed at Stafafell, the first campsite.

I pass it shortly after, it won't be here not so soon.

The rear brake is making more trouble than before. I assume it's the temperature. The cable, which is more than 1 m, withdraws in the cold. And I cannot loosen the cable more. At the end I turn the brake off. I don't think the tread will be easier, but now the sound is gone...

When I get to the corner, Hvalnes, the wind starts.


A tired old man


The next part along the coast the road winds up and down with beautiful sights, and not long after I reach the toilet from the map. It's not going to be here either. It's not even 15 o'clock and I've decided to go all the way to Djupivogur, which is a small town. Even it's just over 100 km.


Up and down and ....


Meet with new cyclists. As expected they've stayed the night in Djupivogur. Shower is 300 but there's a fine kitchen and not so many people.

I'm eating the road little by little, 70 km, 80 km....


Hundreds of swans - didn't want to be photographed all of them

There's a layby with a car on danish plates. Two ladies are laying the table. I go and ask if they mind me sitting there too? They ask if I'd like coffee?

Thet was exactly what I thought I would NOT have today. No towns, no gas stations, no nothing except the nature. Their matches have got moist with spirits - it's an old Trangia cooker - so my lighter once more does the job.

And we have a cosy time eting rye bread with the Laughing Cow and my Oreo bisquits. They've arrived with the ferry this morning. It's just a break like thois I need.

Now I only miss going to the end of the fjord and out again, but it's probably 20 km. And it winds up and down, like those I met said it would. The last part not as bad as the first.

At last. I only feel the exhaustion when I drive into Djupivogur. There's a supermarket, and I have to have coffee and a muffin as the first.

At 18.55 the tent is standing.


108,65 km