Day 13: Ólafsvík – Snæfellsnes – Borgarnes – Hvalfjörður – Hafnarfjörður

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Day 13: Saturday 15 July 2017

 

Good nights sleep, despite rain overnight (sometime quite heavy).

Weather for most of the day was a mixture of cool scattered showers, with occasional windows of blue sky and sun – with quite a few rainbows along the way…even over us at the campsite just before we left.

 

 

Neil conducted his HSEQ moment before departure – cleaning lamps of dirt (both front & back) on both Expedition Vehicles – Safety First !!!

 

 

We also had a “local visitor” to our tent, before we left…

 

 

Left Ólafsvík Campsite after meeting with Per and his wife – another 4X4 Overlander from Norway, travelling through Iceland with his Land Rover 110.

 

 

Drove southern coastal Road 574 (Útnesvegur) and then Road 54 (Snæfellsnesvegur) around Snæfellsnes peninsula.

 

 

Unfortunately, Snæfellsjökull was hidden in the rain clouds all day, so we never even caught a glimpse of the magnificent volcano and glacier.

 

 

Visited Lóndrangar to view the lava form that looks like a Viking Ship.

 

 

We then visited Hellnar, an ancient fishing village, situated close to Arnarstapi on the westernmost part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula

 

 

We then visited Arnarstapi, a small fishing village at the foot of Mt. Stapafell between Hellnar village and Breiðavík farms on the southern side of Snæfellsnes.

 

 

We then continued to drive southern coastal Road 54 (Snæfellsnesvegur) eastwards along southern coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula.

 

 

Arrived Borgarnes early afternoon, where we stopped for lunch.

This was originally on the agenda as our overnight campsite stop – but due to our good timing today, we decided to drive on to Hafnarfjörður.
By doing this we are gaining a day on our proposed agenda, allowing us some additional flexibility over the next 4 days,

 

 

Continued to drive Road 1 south to Hvalfjörður, then around Hvalfjörður on Road 47 (Hvalfjarðarvegur)

 

 

Re-joined Road 1 at Saurbær, drove south to Mosfellsbær, Reykjavík, and then on to Hafnarfjörður.

Arrived at Reykjavík late afternoon, meeting relatively heavy traffic.

 

Stayed at Hafnarfjörður Campsite where we stayed here during ICE2015 – Read More:

ICE2015 Day 16: Húsafell – Hafnarfjörður

ICE2015 Day 17: Hafnarfjörður – Inside Volcano – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík – Hafnarfjörður

ICE2015 Day 18: Hafnarfjörður – Fluðir

 

 

After Pitching the tent and establishing ourselves, we drove into Hafnarfjörður town centre, to eat evening dinner.

Later, we used the Scout Campsite hut, to conduct our daily internet tasks, and write up todays blog.

 

 

 

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