Day 23: Tuesday 25 July 2017
Good nights sleep for all, with clam & dry weather all night.
Weather throughout the day was very nice, warm and sunny – welcome relief.
Once we were underway, we drove Road 37 (Laugarvatnsvegur) to join Mountain Road F337 (Hlöðuvallavegur).
This was a steep and very bumpy climb, with excellent views of the whole area once we reached to the top.
Once we reached the road junction near Höðufell (Mountain in photo above) we stopped for lunch.
We then took a left turn to drive westwards along a less frequented, and occasionally quite rough and bumpy Mountain Track / Road (Eyfirðingavgur), until we reached joined Road 52 (Uxahryggjavegur) to then join Mountain Road F550 (Kaldadalsvegur) north, along Kaldidalur “cold dale / valley” towards Húsafell.
Okjökull glacier in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, has lost its glacier title and is now simply known as “Ok”.
In order to fit the criteria glaciers need to be thick enough to sink and move under their own weight, which Ok is not.
Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its title.
Húsafell Campsite was very packed, and it took us a while to find a suitable spot that could accommodate all 3 expedition vehicles and tents.
We stayed here during ICE2015: ICE2015 Blog Article: Day 15: Ólafsvík – Húsafell
Once we pitched our tents, we cooked up a nice BBQ meal.
After BBQ dinner, most of us went for a swim & hot tubs at Húsafell Swimming Pool which is on the campsite grounds.
Tracking Data for today: