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The Definitive Guide to Iceland in 7 Days (Day 5)

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After the mid-morning whale watching cruise at Husavik which ended after 1pm, we raced past North Western Iceland, stopping by briefly at Glaumbaer turf farm where you can be amazed by quaint houses with grass growing on the roof-tops.


There is not much to see in this region of Iceland, but to this day I wonder how I could have missed Godafoss when we drove along the Ring Road. Don't make the same mistake, as I heard that Godafoss is a beautiful waterfall. In any case, we had by then had enough of solfataras, hot springs and waterfalls, so we decided to skip even the famous Dettifoss as that would have required a huge detour from Husavik.

Favourite spots:
Hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls on the whale watching cruise
Hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls on the whale watching cruise
Do not let the map trick you. It may seem not too long a drive from Husavik to Stykkisholmur, but it was yet another tiring day. We arrived at Stykkisholmur at about 9pm, partly due to the fact that we had left Husavik after 2pm (did some shopping at the port before leaving). The friendly folk at the IYH had left me a message to make myself comfortable while they had their dinner, so we put down the bags and headed out for our dinner.

What's really great:
Husavik whale watching cruise
Husavik whale watching cruise
That evening, I had my most horrible pizza experience in my life - fish pizza at Fimm Fiskar. My friend had a lamb steak which came in strips and even that was not tasty at all. It didn't help that the soup of the day was a tasteless paprika soup and that the bill came up to about 6000 ISK!

Sights:
Glaumbaer Turf Farm
Glaumbaer Turf Farm
Husavik Whale Watching
Glaumbaer Turf Farm
Stykkisholmur

Accommodations:
Town of Stykkisholmur
Town of Stykkisholmur
International Youth Hostel

Other recommendations:
North Western Iceland
North Western Iceland
North Western Iceland
Western Iceland

Published on Thursday July 15th, 2004


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Sat, Oct 24 2009 - 10:18 PM rating by mistybleu

Another interesting report - I really enjoyed your personal account.

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