Our Beautiful World
First sight on the road next morning was the Gljúfursá waterfall.
... and then just a bit more and it rans out into the ocean.
So came the main-event of the day: over the mountains...
You may be able to see the road going up through the pass in the background.
That was such an exciting experience that we dedicated a special page for it HERE.
And down again on the other side...
Down by the seaside again, and happy as ever....
of the Lagarfljót river. Iceland's largest forest, where over 50 species of trees
from various parts of the world are growing.
One of them was the Fjallaþinur, Abies lasiocarpa in latin, planted here about 1905,
100 years ago, and since then has grown up quite a bit.
Paths have been laid through the forest, and they are well founded and marked.
Just be aware of the young birds in June, not knowing how to fly yet....
A big playground for children with old farmer-tools, and nicely equipped
'houses' should be and interesting object to investigate for the younger ones.
This old stone-bridge is one of many surprises you get in the forest when
walking around. No further comments necessary (?)
Camping-sites are spread over the forest-area, and are recommended
if you belong to those longing for quietness and peace.
Off the coast from Seydisfjördur on our way down to the Faeroe Islands,
where we are going to stay for another three days.
As we leave the mainland behind, we just have to catch one more of the
marvelous mountains. This looks like an old crater, where the clouds are trying
to climb over, to cover it totally.
Now, before we leave Iceland, we would like to tell you that this was indeed
a fantastic and exciting trip. Do you ever get a chance, and your interests are
like ours, nature and wildlife, you will never regret. But take your time while you go around.
What dows a trip like this cost?
If you stay in your own car, it should be at a reasonable cost.
All together, we drove 4.200 kilometers, at about 0,8 liter per 10 km,
which should total 336 liters of diesel.
The cost was about 0,50 € per liter = € 168,-
We also had to pay tax for using diesel on Iceland, which amounts to apprx. Euro 30,- per week.
That makes a total of € 230,- for driving.
Food does not cost any more than at home if you serve yourself and make
your own dinner in the car or at a camping-site.
To stay at the camping sites costs from € 3 to € 8 per person per night.
We spent 10 nights for a total of € 100,-.
The ticket from Bergen and back, when sleeping in couchettes,
including our car, amounted to € 875,-
Total 1.205 Euros (Apprx. NOK 10.000,-, GBP £900,-, US$ 1.450,-)
Of course we spent some more, including 4 dinners onboard the ship,
at a total of apprx. € 200,-. Another € 60,- for eating at a restaurant (Faeroes),
wool-clothes for about € 100,-, a memory card for my camera at £ 60,-,
some postcards, tax-free shopping on the ship etc,
all together about € 1.750,- (apprx. NOK 14.700,-, GBP £ 1.350,-, US $ 2000,-)
That includes our stay in the Faeroes also, all together 17 days.
(Amounts not yet finally verified - June 26th)
We loved the mountain-boots we bought before leaving Norway,
and we brought a lot of light clothes and a lot of warm clothes,
to be comfortable in any kind of weather and with any temperature.
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