Via Myvatn towards Askja
Our visit to Myvatn consists of 3 short but beautiful walks. 1)Skutustadagigar, a circular walk in a protected area consisting of numerous small volcanic craters. 2)A walking loop at Kalfaströnd, a small loop through a very beautiful lava field that is partly in the water. 3) Hverfjall a crater that was formed 2500 years ago with a circumference of 3.2Kilometers. The crater is a steep climb and a tough walk on top of it, the tough thing is the icy fierce wind that has been there for several days.
In the afternoon we leave Myvatn and cross the pass to the Hverir geothermal area. It is a bit disappointing as we have recently visited the geothermal area of hveradalir and hveravellir. Well Hveradalir is the max. After Hverir we drive a little further to the volcanic area krafla. Fantastic. We had forgotten how beautiful it is there. We end the day out with a drive of 100 kilometers to our next sleeping place, a crater along the F88.
After a steep climb to the rim of the volcano crater and a good breakfast, the journey continues to Studlagil. We don’t go there until the early evening. This is because of the rainy weather, but also because of the mass of tourists that come and go here. In the early evening we walk to the beautiful gorge where we are almost completely alone. Splendid
The schedule to drive to Egilsstadir today is postponed one day. Today we drive to Borgarfjordur to admire Puffins for the last time. This at the Hafnarholmi rock where a very large Puffin colony comes to breed and wow it really is a large colony, fantastic. We have never seen so many puffins together. We enjoy these little winged clowns between the showers.
After a quiet night just before the village of Bakkagerdi, the trip goes as planned to Egilsstadir for major shopping, a cleaning and unfortunately also a refueling. We drive on calmly and on the way we pass by waterfall Hengifoss where we walk to in fairly stormy conditions and then on to the F910. Goodbye mass tourism, hello peace and freedom without signs, poles and strings that you have to stay between. You can read how that feeling of freedom suits us in the next blog post