Sauðárkrókur

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It was raining incessantly by the time we reached Saudakrokur. Our airbnb was located in a farm with horses and sheeps. After a long tiring drive, there was still some excitement left to meet our hosts and check into our airbnb here as it was located in the middle of no where. There were no other houses or trace of human existence around.The house was beautifully located in the middle of a farm. We greeted our host who welcomed us into our house. We chatted for some time and got to know more about their farm and the horses they have. As it was still raining, we decided to stay inside and have our dinner – with the ready to eat packets which we were carrying along.It was a remarkable end to another day in this beautiful house in Iceland.Important links for the day:Airbnb accommodation at SaudakrokurNoa Seafood restarauntLink to the main blog of Iceland: Hello Iceland
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Drive from Myvatn till Saudarkrokur ( North West Iceland)Myvatn is a beautiful lake in north Iceland. The area is known for it’s nature baths, geysers, smoky mountains because of high volcanic activity.One of the strange experience here was of hot water smelling like rotten eggs due to it’s geothermal origin and presence of sulphur in it.From our airbnb in a town called Reykjahlid in the Myvatn area, the geothermal area of Hvevir was quite close. It was like an alien unique land with steaming vents and is rightfully compared to Mars because of it’s barren and mysterious traits.The Viti crater in Krafla Viti lava fields is another incredible volcanic crater with clear water, It is located near the geothermal plant with pipes laid out in the vast mountains. Dettifoss, one of the largest waterfalls in Europe, is around an hour from the Viti crater after which we stopped at Akureyri, one of the biggest towns in Iceland.Godafoss is another spectacular waterfall on the ring road, quite visible and easy to spot on the way to Akureyri.Read more about Day 6 in Iceland..