Around Ásbyrgi


 

Walking is among the nicest things you can do here and this way you see quite a lot of interesting stuffDSC_7837

As it didn’t rain for some time (well, 2 days to be precise Zwinkerndes Smiley) the mud started to break already

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Mushrooms (which you find plentiful here) require trees for a symbiosis. So most people wonder where the trees are – here… Mini birches Smiley Actually this is a complete tree (just small and tiny). You are literally walking through a birch forest.

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different clay and stone combinations

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We called it “escaping worms”

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even more and bigger

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another stone rose

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The river has cut deeply through the volcano cones

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Here a panorama of the lower stretch

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and the gorge once more for the dimensions

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Have a nice cup of tea (lemongrass + ginger are our favourites at the moment Smiley) to keep you warm and help flush the patty, we make for hiking, down.

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The cores of the volcanoes remain – here only the magma channel

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On our way back they had continued building the road and as this involves putting lava at the bottom layer it is quite soft…

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Far too soft for a camper actually, so we got stuck (like the bus before us as well… and this was a 4×4 highland bus). So we got help from the fellows

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And they pulled us through. Tipping is usually done by means of a bottle of beer or two, so he was really delighted (and we as well Zwinkerndes Smiley)

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Due to the extensive rain the days before lakes were quite flooded – too much for some things

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The birds didn’t mind

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Magnificent views towards the next fjord and the mountains

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The cap was just perfect

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Approaching Myvatn from the North

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A part of the road (over the mountains) is still a dirt road (but more or less ok)

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endless desert

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with some green patches (lucerne Smiley)

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One day here will be a lush meadow again (or for the first time)

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Finally Myvatn as a panorama

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