Midsummer night sun

Date: 19-20/06/2017
From/To: Akureyri
Distance: 0 Km
Total Distance: 4381Km
Weather: Cold, Drizzling, Sunny, Windy
Road: –

Today we planned to have a look at a Waterfall near bye, the Godafoss. So we hopped into Peter and Gerlind rental car and allowed our bikes some rest J. Below are some pictures of the Godafoss.

The weather was ‘crisp’ and we were all happy to be back in the car. Then we happened to drive past the Myvatn Naturebath. This place is called the ‘Blue Lagoon of the east’. The pool looked enticing, but smelled really strong of sulphur. So we weren’t too disappointed that we had forgotten to take our bathers in the first place!

So we took a picture and left to explore the steaming lake we saw at the turnoff to the Naturebath. It was prohibited to go swimming there since there were hotspots in the lake. However the colour of the water was an amazing, a really beautiful turquoise

Eventually we went back to the geyser where we hd been two days ago for more pictures. The weather was better and the landscape looked different.

Back at our home for a few days in Akureyri we realised that we were close to the midsummer night’s sun. With the weather being great today we stayed up and took some pictures around midnight.

The next day we decided to explore the area further north from Akureyri. So we piggybacked again and hopped into Peter and Gerlinds car. We drove to the next larger town, ‘Dalvik’ and had a nice stroll through the harbour and had a waffle and coffee at the tourist information.

On our way back we past a store and went shopping for dinner. In the store they had deep frozen fish from the local fisherman’s, for a good prize. The only problem, we didn’t exactly know what type of fish it was, we think it was Cod J.

With dinner secured, we continued north. Here we had our first single lane tunnel, with a very wired entrance. It looks like the door can be closed, but we are not sure why.

Getting through the tunnel, we arrived at the most nothern point of the penensula and there was a orange light house.

We couldn’t get into the light house and there was not much to see either, so we turned around and went back. In the morning we passed by the main church in Akureyri so we decided to stop there on our way back. We had a short stroll throught the town, but most of the shops had closed, so we decided to go sightseeing there on another day.

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