Day 10: Hólmavík – Dalbær – Súðavík – Ísafjörður

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Day 10: Wednesday 12 July 2017

 

 

Very Bright night – hard to fall asleep – but once asleep, we all had a good night sleep.
Photo above was at midnight – very light.

Rain started in middle of the night, and continued throughout the rest of the day…with occasional heavier showers.

 

Left Hólmavík Campsite after late start, due to delayed sleep pattern and morning rain.

Quick morning shopping of daily supplies, and quick pastry breakfast in supermarket carpark, before starting our journey.

 

 

Drove Road 61 (Djúpvegur) westward (north-westwards), until leaving to joining Road 635 (Snæfjallastrandarvegur) at Ísafjörður fjord, following the end of coast-hugging road to the end at Dalbær.

 

 

 

Retrace our route back along Road 635 (Snæfjallastrandarvegur) at Ísafjörður fjord, where we joined Road 633 (Mjóafjarðarvegur) and Road 61 (Djúpvegur) to Ísafjörður.

 

 

 

Visited Arctic Fox Centre at Súðavík, where we bought a replacement T-shirt for Tuva (the one we bought her on ICE2015 is now too small….)
Read More: ICE2015 Day 12: Hólmavík – Ísafjörður

2 Arctic Foxes were in the cage at the back of the centre – looking a little wet in the rain…

 

 

Interesting to note that Artic Fox populations are happily increasing in Iceland.

Iceland Magazine recently published an article showing an Arctic Fox Vixen with her 7 pups, near Vík í Myrdal.
Read More: Cuteness Overload: A video of a litter of Arctic fox pups explore the world for the first time

 

 

We then drove on to Ísafjörður, camping overnight at Tungudalur Campsite (Ísafjörður), where also stayed during ICE2015.
Read More: ICE2015 Day 12: Hólmavík – Ísafjörður

Very wet evening !!!

 

 

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The Westfjords: The wildest and most rugged corner of Iceland

12 reasons to travel to the northern part of the Westfjords

A charming restaurant at “world’s end”

11 reasons to visit the remote and wondrous Westfjords

Westfjords residents happier and eat less vegetables than other Icelanders

The population of the Westfjords continues to shrink, down by 34% in the past 34 years

Despite dramatic growth in tourism in Iceland, fewer people visit the magnificent Westfjords

Westfjords residents happier and eat less vegetables than other Icelanders

 

Todays Tracking Data Map:

 

 

2 Responses

  1. Joey83/OB2505
    | Reply

    Judging by the little silver hatchback in the 3rd to last photo, is a 4×4 really something people need to drive in/on Iceland?

    • Neil Smith
      | Reply

      Hei Joachim

      Good to see you are reading our blogs…
      It only just been published.

      Really raining over here right now !!!

      Some tourists hire these small cheap rental cars, to travel only on the tarmac roads.
      They are not allowed to drive the mountain F-Roads with these cars.
      So, the folks next to us are probably sticking to the tarmac roads around Iceland.

      You can see a lot of Iceland with these simple cars – no problem.
      But of course, you are limited to the tarmac roads.

      We are in Ísafjörður right now, so civilization and tarmac roads.

      Tomorrow we plan to drive one of the more challenging roads in Iceland
      For this you will need a 4X4..

      Cheers
      Neil 🙂

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