Day 11: Ísafjörður – Þingeyri – Dynjandi – Bjarkalundur

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Day 11: Thursday 13 July 2017

 

Rained during the night, and drizzled / rained in the morning, with low clouds and frequent rain showers all day.

 

 

Left Tungudalur Campsite (Ísafjörður) and drove Road 60 (Vestfjarðavegur) south, passing through Þingeyri.

 

 

Along the way, Gunnar did a quick check under Expedition Vehicle 1 – Occasional strange sounds…

 

 

Drove old coastal Road 622 (Svalvogavegur) – Noted to be one of the most dangerous roads in the world by Dangerousroads.org 

COOL PLACE FOR GoPro VIDEO !!!!

We filmed using GoPro from many different angles, and we will release a video once we have had time to process and edit the files.

 

 

This old coastal Road 622 (Svalvogavegur) was very cool, with some very interesting turns and high drops to the side – not a place for folks with fear of heights or tight spaces / narrow roads…
Certainly need a 4X4 / Low Ratio Gears to complete this road challenge.
Took us over 3 hours to drive…

 

 

The road section in the photo below shows one of the really interesting / challenging sections, which is very tight, slightly overhanging, and a large drop to the other side…
Not for the faint hearted….

 

 

Later, the road drops down to sea level, where you have to drive along the boulder beach next to the overhanging cliff – cool experience…

 

 

Visited Dynjandi waterfall (also known as Fjallfoss) is a series of waterfalls located in the Westfjords (Vestfirðir).
The waterfalls have a total height of 100 metres (330 ft).
Unfortunately, the cloud was so low, along with drizzle rain, that we could not even view the full height of the waterfalls.

 

 

Both Expedition Vehicles got very dirty from todays driving….
Photo below shows muddy water hitting front of Expedition Vehicle 2.

 

 

Re-joined Road 60 (Vestfjarðavegur) to drive south along northern side of Breiðafjörður.

 

 

Arrived at Bjarkalundur in evening and stayed at Hotel Bjarkalundur Campsite. 

 

Hotel Bjarkalundur is the oldest summer hotel in Iceland and has been operated since 1947.
This family owned hotel is by many considered a landmark and has undoubtedly stood the test of time.

Mount Vadalfjoll, famous for their majestic beauty, are also located near by straight north of the hotel.
Their most prominent parts are two ancient, basaltic volcanic plugs which have withstood erosion better than their surroundings.

 

Eat evening dinner at the Hotel, due to late arrival time and poor weather conditions.

Rained during the night again….

 

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