Friday, 11 September 2015

A little treasure of Iceland

Day 2 11.09.2015
Today we arrived well rested and perfectly on time to the beautiful scenery of Grundarfjörður. Shortly after arriving we started for the panorama tour of Snæfelsnes Peninsula. It is a nice roundtrip in what is called “Iceland in a nutshell”, presenting many of the unique features of this island. We got to see black, rough lava fields in bright yellow sand, a mysterious landscape in the fog around the mountains, walked on basalt bridges and much more. For those staying back and having a late breakfast, there was a hike to the next big waterfall, a great photo opportunity. In the course of the day we had an excursion to a shark farm introducing us to the Icelandic culture of hiking and shark fishing. When the sun started to get low and everyone was aboard again we set off into the sea to travel further north, expecting to wake for a little village called Flateyri.

A map of the Snæfellsnes peninsula

Kirkjufell, the house mountain of Grundarfjörður

Gregor, Lola, Erik and Lauritz, only some of our Lecturers

Logo of the local fish factory