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Aug
16.

16.08.08 Akureyri – Reykjahlíð – Mývatn
by Garik and Lena

  • This morning when we woke up, it was extremely cold! At 5:20 AM I woke up suddenly and yelled at Lena, “It’s 6:20 AM now!!!” And when she woke up and looked at the time, she told me “Are you nuts? It’s 5:20 AM now”… I don’t know why it happened, all I know is that I was half a sleep, so I had no problem to fall a sleep again… Sorry Lena! Read the rest of the entry »



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Aug
15.

15.08.08 Akureyri – Húsavík
by Garik and Lena
  • This morning we woke up late, cause we didn’t have to pack our stuff. We headed to the bus station, right after a quick breakfast. In the info center, near the bus station, I tried to surf the Internet for 15 minutes, well, apparently, 15 minutes pass so fast that you can’t manage to do one thing that you planned. We took the SBA3 tour, the bus looked very old and made noise like a tractor. After 10 minutes ride the front grill broken, so the driver had to stop and fix the grill. The driver fixed the grill, but after another 10 minutes it broke again, so he told us that people who want to go further than Húsavík will have to take another bus in Húsavík. And I’m thinking, why should people take another bus? Because of a front grill? By the way, on the grill was written the name of the bus company – “KUTTER”… which means in Hebrew something like “moan” but constantly. Is Iceland trying to tell me something?… Because of the stops, we were late on schedule, and of course we started to worry about our whale watching tour. We made it in the last second, the ship probably waited for us to arrive. When we were on board, we got big funny rain coats, one blue and one orange. I don’t know why we got them… Maybe to protect us from whales splashes?… Aha… The sailing wasn’t so cold or stormy as written in LP, and didn’t get even one splash during the entire sail. The sail took about 3 hours, during which we saw a back of a whale far enough from us, three or four times. Probably the most common whale in the bay. Each time the whale got up on surface of a water to take couple of breathes and then, went under the water for about 15 minutes or so. The captain of the boat tried each time to follow the direction in which the whale was spotted, but the closest distance we made I think was maybe ~30 meter, not less. As the brochure of the whale watching said, we got hot chocolate and cinnamon cookies, after which we returned to the town Húsavík. Read the rest of the entry »



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Aug
14.

14.08.08 Isafjordur – Akureyri
by Garik and Lena
  • We woke up with heavy rain pouring on us. Our clothes that were hanging outside the tent to dry, didn’t make it. The tent was wet even from inside, the bottom of the tent was wet too. As we woke up, early in the morning, we started to pack our stuff without having a breakfast. One of the tent poles was broken, that’s not a good news. After hour and a half, we were packed, wearing all the clothes we had because it was so cold! It’s quite amazing that till now, except from Reykjavik, we had good weather all the time. So we had some spare time to eat some breakfast, waiting to a bus that should arrive and take us to the airport. Suddenly a minibus arrives, and we didn’t know that this is our bus. The minibus stood in the parking for a while, waiting for a group of tourists to put their bags inside, so Lena ask some woman from the group whether this is the bus to the airport, and she answered positively. It cost 500 ISK per person for a 5 minutes drive to the airport! Now this is a robbery! Read the rest of the entry »



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