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.
The Black Beach is in the village of Vik in Iceland. One needs to first go to Reykjavik and from there you can head to Vik, which is approx a 2 hour drive, to see this Black Sand Beach which has been immortalized by the song "Gherua..." in the Bollywood movie, Dilwale. But beware, high tides hit this beach often, so you may not be allowed into the water. Enjoy a walk on the beach and immerse in the beautiful surrounding cliffs around.Wish I could know more about the crash landed plane and what happened then? Interested? Shall I tell you more....?It was the year 1973 and a United States DC Plane was flying in the Sky. Everything was perfect, the whether was ok and all the engines were working fine. Why then did the plane crash? Silly it may sound, but yes, the plane ran out of fuel and crashed on the black beach at Solheimasandur, in the South Coast of Iceland. But there were no causalities and all the passengers were safe. Later it turned out that the pilot had simply switched over to the wrong fuel tank.
Town is called Stykkishólmur and from the lighthouse on the hill, you will be able to overlook the whole town in a bird eye view! Not only that, you could also overlook the fjords and glaciers along Breiðafjörður, AND THE FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING! *insert heart shaped eyes* The entire journey(13hours) was so scenic! Totally understand why it is called Iceland in Miniature.
Downtown Reykjavik – Even the city center of Reykjavik is well-endowed with mother nature. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with waterfront paths stretching around the entire peninsular. There are many beautiful places to stop and admire the scenery on these coastal paths, which are very popular among joggers and cyclists. It is also home to the striking Sun Voyager – the symbol of Reykjavik, a massive steel sculpture by Jon Gunnar Arnason which may resemble a Viking ship, but is in fact a dream boat and ode to the sun. From here, we can spot the view of Mount Esja standing tall and mighty. Do walk over the Old Harbour. Apart from it being a beautiful place to walk with stunning views across the bay to Mount Esja, the Old Harbour area is where the majority of marine activities, such as whale watching and puffin tours are concentrated; it’s also home to the excellent Viking Maritime Museum. Visit Hallgrímskirkja church, Reykjavík’s main landmark and its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. So if you are lost in the city, spot for the its tower. Remember to chill along Tjörnin pond. Tjörnin, which is surrounded by the impressive Reykjavík City Hall and numerous beautifully coloured old houses, is a natural pond and home to countless ducks, swans and geese that even stay for the entire winter season thanks to a little geothermal heating.
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