After Godafoss, we drove to Akureyri. This was the first City experience we had in Iceland after spending over a week in Wilderness. We visited the famous Akureyri Church, a botanical garden, did some shopping and had some authentic Italian pasta thanks to a fine gentleman Lallo Marino, who offered his wifi and personal time to help us pay a toll online which we forgot. If you ever visit Akureyri, don't forget to strike up a conversation with him.
This is a picturesque town of old wooden houses and rainbow streets, set in a powerful fjord. Despite being one of the smallest towns you'd ever visited the reason it is worth it is its seclusion and the scenery in this town second to none.Getting here or out of here is far from easy. You will have to cross the Fjardarheidi mountain road which is the highest in Iceland not tunnelled. At 620 meters the view on either side is both hair raising and magnificent.
Drive to the town of Akureyri for an overnight stay for Iceland has two major cities–Reykjavik in the South and Akureyri in the North. While Reykjavik gets a lot of attention for its proximity to the airport and is the most cosmopolitan, its counterpart in the North, Akureyri makes a great base for exploring the entire Northern region of Iceland.
AkureyriWe took a stop at the town of Isafjordur located near the creek at one of the fjords. Its dramatic landscape surroundings provided a perfect setting for a peaceful and delicious lunch. If not for our already planned trip, we would have definitely stayed here a night or two.We were once again moving as the way to Akureyri was long. During our journey, we came across some amazing landscape which we never encountered before. Iceland greeted us with bright sun, drizzle, thick fog, all on same day. It was as if we were in a fictional world. The drive was longer than we expected and we reached our next home around 1 am. We were on road for around 10 hours and soon retired for the day.The next morning was a quick one and we were once again on the road. The charm of exploring Iceland was insatiable and couldn't keep us away from the wheels for long. We had our breakfast at the outskirts of the city near a river under the perfect surrounding of mountains. Our next destination was Eskifjörður but we had many pit stops to take as the road ahead was filled with adventure and some exciting places to discover.
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