Don’t you hate it when a blogger just goes silent with no explanation? This is just to let you know that I will be taking a break from blogging. There’s loads of content to catch up on the archives and other great Iceland bloggers (links on the right) that you can read in the meantime. Thanks for stopping by!
Emstrur to Þórsmörk It was a relatively short day of walking, and varied again with bridges/rivers and finally, more greenery and trees than we had seen at any point. It all seemed so lush! So, would I recommend this walk … Continue reading →
Álftavatn to Emstrur This seemed like a very long day, with lots of river crossings. I think what made this trip particularly tiring at times was that we were expected to also put up and take down the tents, take … Continue reading →
Landmannaguar to Álftavatn We started from Landmannalaugar today. Landmannalaugar is a popular spot and you can even do a day trip from Reykjavík just to admire the colourful rhyolite mountains and go in the natural hot spring. (note – this … Continue reading →
My first trip to Iceland was to do the most famous walk in Iceland, the “Laugavegur” trek which goes from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk. You get all kinds of terrain on this walk, which is what makes it so popular. The … Continue reading →
This was a real “turn the car around!” moment. I’ve never seen so many elf houses in one place, let alone a church. The little figures make it a bit tacky, but how charming that someone has gone to so … Continue reading →
You would not believe how many photos we seem to have of this mountain. It was very noticeably-oddly shaped and made an interesting panorama. It’s also a bit mysterious as Its Icelandic name means “Horse Mountain”, but I’m not sure if this is because it is supposed to look like a horse or if there is more to it.
Here is a better view of the shape:
I don’t see how it looks like a horse. The promontory in front of the mountain is called “Colt’s foot”. There’s obviously a horse connection here that I don’t see. If anyone reading can explain the name, please do!