Did it! And it really paid to insist on the window seat (left side) on the plane. I was able to see and take pictures of the Aurora AND the volcanoe eruption from the plane!
Only one and a half days left in iceland, we still have more than 700km to go to Reikjavik and some of the most amazing places in between. I decide to drive to the Geysir the following night so we can take another look (at daylight) at it. It is not far away from Reykjavik too so it is a good place to start our last day. The way we took.
After spending another night watching the northern lights we have only two more full days to go back to Reykjavik. We drive all day but still cant make that many km because of the beauty all around us. Enjoy the pictures!
Husavik is THE place in iceland to do whale watching. I wanted to go fishing too as my mother had seen some huge cod in the harbor. Unfortunately there wa only whale watching planned but one of the three companys offered to go fishing if the whales were close by. We took them but at the trip the sea was rough and the whales far out. But it was sunny and I was still tired because of northern lights watching two yesterday so i took the chance for a nap in the sun. On the way back Captain Þorkell seemed to be not satisied to and invited us for another trip in the afternoon and that one was amazing! Again the whales were far out but there were plenty of them and the sea was calm now. If you came to Husavik I can only recommend to go straightly to Salka whale watching – the guys there are amazing! After spending one night in a bed we go hunting the noorthern lights again that following night to the most northern place of iceland – successfully!
In the evening we stopped east of the position on the map on a small road to watch the northern lights. What we saw at night you can find scrolling down to the northern lights pictures.
We went on this night as I was desperate to see the northern lights and we had spent too much time in the westfjords anyway. However it was cloudy all night so no chance to see any northern lights. Therefor we got a real stunning sunrise about 20km before Akuyeri. We had to organize a few things so we slept a little in the car in town until the shops opened. When all was done (which took us nearly all day) we went on to todays target – the Godsfall! MAP
The way we went you will find here!
The Route I planned for today passes the Snöfellsjökul – for all those who remember Jules Vernes, this is where his team started the journey to the center of the earth!
In the evening we arrive at Dalakot, the Guesthouse recommended a little below this entry. Enjoy the pictures!