Day 2 & 3 of 3 week Iceland trip

Follow me and my wife on a 3 week trip of Iceland!

Day 2 in Iceland

From Ásbyrgi we went en route to Reykjahlið.  (159 km)  It was a very cold and wet day.

At Húsavík we visited the Whale Museum. It gave a great explanation of all the different types of whales and the history of Whaling on Iceland. In 2006 Iceland resumed Commercial whaling, mainly exported to Japan. The toxin rate of whale meat is high, especially Dioxine. Historically Whaling was important for Iceland, but I am strongly against the killing of whales. Today mostly foreign visitors are Whale-meat consumers. 

After visiting the museum, we went for a coffee and bought rain pants.

On the way the weather cleared and also the temperature began rising.

Around Myvatn, are volcanic craters and lava fields and furthermore geothermal fields of Hverir, Hveravellir, these are very impressive. We took a long stroll through the lava fields.

There is also a Nature Bath like “blue Lagoon” near Myvatn called Mývatn Nature Baths.

Day 3

From Reykjahlið to Hjalteyri. (146 km)

In the morning we visited Grjótagjá which is a small cave in the Lake Mývatn area, and was a popular bathing place at one time. However the temperature since the geological activity from 1975- 1984 raised and at sometime reached 80°C. Today it is about 40°C.

Bathing is still prohibited, as this is private property.

Day 2 & 3 of 3 week Iceland trip

Later we walked up the Hvervell to the crater edge, the view was great.

The temperature was getting comfortable in the sun we could sit outside short sleeved.

Day 2 & 3 of 3 week Iceland trip

Day 2 & 3 of 3 week Iceland trip

We continued the trip to Godafoss, again a very impressive waterfall.

After filming and taking pictures we continued to Hjalteyri as I had arranged to go diving from there the next day.

Here are some pictures from this part of Iceland:

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Day 2 & 3 of 3 week Iceland trip

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