Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day Eight - Seyðisfjörður to Þorshöfn

After breakfast at the hotel, we drove around Seyðisfjörður for a bit before heading out.

Today was mostly just a driving day way up North off of the Ring Road to Þorshöfn. It was a very windy and desolate drive. We arrived in Þorshöfn in the evening and continued about 12 km further to the farm where we were to spend the night. The farm is called Ytra-Áland and essentially we were staying in the woman's house. It was lovely because we actually had two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen area all to ourselves! The woman who runs the place was so nice and accomadating and welcoming.

For dinner we had to drive back to Þorshöfn to the only restaurant around, Eyrin. The place was packed with guys watching soccer. I had the most incredible clam chowder with locally sourced clams and we also got a pizza which was good.

When we got back to the farm, we talked to a guy from Greenland who was living there for a year for a school requirement. Super interesting! The Greenlandic (I don't know if that's what it's called, haha) language might be even crazier than Icelandic, if that's possible!

Because we were so far north (probably less than 50 km from the Arctic Circle) we were on the lookout for the Northern Lights – and we were lucky enough to see some! The sky was a bit cloudy, so they were faint and not very distinct, but we were ecstatic! It was a dream come true!

Breakfast at Hotel Aldan.

Dang those rolls were amazing.

Details around the main reception/restaurant of the hotel. In love.

Church in Seyðisfjörður. I want to get married again at this church!
Or stage wedding photos anyway. :)

On the drive North to Þorshöfn.

So many waterfalls every where you look.

The open road beckons to us.


Rebekah Daphne said...

Your blog is lovely, as is your photography. I found it through The Little Red House blog. :) I always enjoy "Northern" landscapes and prefer them to the beach!

cara lou said...

Thank you, Rebekah!! My husband is the photographer -- I'm so lucky!

We, too, love the Northern lands. We'll take Iceland over Cancun any day! :)