Arrival

On the drive to Grundarfjörður we took a short walk up an attractive crater at Eldborg.

Eldborg
Eldborg
Camilla going up Eldborg
Camilla going up Eldborg

Grundarfjörður

The weather at our first hotel was rather wet and extremely windy. We managed two of the walks, however, and had excellent views of the iconic Kirkjufell. Waterfalls were flowing well!

Kirkjufellsfossar and Kirkjufell
Kirkjufellsfossar and Kirkjufell
Rainbow over Kirkjufell
Rainbow over Kirkjufell
Rainbow over Kirkjufell
Rainbow over Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufellsfossar and Kirkjufell
Kirkjufellsfossar and Kirkjufell
Icelandic ponies
Icelandic ponies
Lava features on Eyrarfjall
Lava features on Eyrarfjall
Horn across Urthvalaffjörður
Horn across Urthvalaffjörður
Looking across Urthvalaffjörður
Looking across Urthvalaffjörður
Looking across Urthvalaffjörður
Looking across Urthvalaffjörður
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell

On the way to Hellnar

We took a break at Ólafsvík where we visited a small folk museum and went up to the water fall.

After lunch we took a shortish walk out to Önderverðarnes, going across lave fields and then back, not far from the sea, to the lovely beach at Skarðsvík. As the photographs show there was still plenty of wind!

Bæjarfoss above Ólafsvík
Bæjarfoss above Ólafsvík
Lava chasm near Önderverðarnes
Lava chasm near Önderverðarnes
Lava field near Önderverðarnes
Lava field near Önderverðarnes
Waves near Önderverðarnes
Waves near Önderverðarnes
Waves near Önderverðarnes
Waves near Önderverðarnes
Looking across towards Snæfellsjökull
Looking across towards Snæfellsjökull
Skarðsvík
Skarðsvík
Skarðsvík
Skarðsvík
Hreggnasi
Hreggnasi

Hellnar

We took two lovely coastal walks here on the first two days. On the third day we took five short walks from a track going up to the glacier. Two craters, two waterfalls and an ascent a foothill, Hreggnasi. We then went down a lava cave.

Hellnar bay
Hellnar bay
Coastline near Hellnar
Coastline near Hellnar
Stapafell
Stapafell
Basalt cave and bla, ... ]
Basalt cave and bla, ... ]
Basalt cliffs near Arnarstapi
Basalt cliffs near Arnarstapi
Inlet near Arnarstapi
Inlet near Arnarstapi
Lava "wall" above Sölvahamar
Lava "wall" above Sölvahamar
Black sand at Sölvahamar
Black sand at Sölvahamar
Lava rocks near Arnarstapi
Lava rocks near Arnarstapi
Sea arch near Arnarstapi
Sea arch near Arnarstapi
Stapafell
Stapafell
Looking towards Lóndrangar
Looking towards Lóndrangar
Lóndrangar
Lóndrangar
Lóndrangar
Lóndrangar
David having fun at Malariff
David having fun at Malariff
Red cliffs on the way to Dritvík
Red cliffs on the way to Dritvík
On the way to Dritvík
On the way to Dritvík
Broken down turf hut on the way to Dritvík
Broken down turf hut on the way to Dritvík
Dritvík
Dritvík
Lava features near Dritvík
Lava features near Dritvík
Lifting stones
Lifting stones
Lóndrangar
Lóndrangar
Lóndrangar
Lóndrangar
Sunset over Snæfellsjökull
Sunset over Snæfellsjökull
Snæfellsjökull
Snæfellsjökull
Snæfellsjökull
Snæfellsjökull
Hreggnasi
Hreggnasi
On top of Hreggnasi
On top of Hreggnasi
Rauðhól from Hreggnasi
Rauðhól from Hreggnasi
David on top of Hreggnasi
David on top of Hreggnasi
Looking down from Hreggnasi
Looking down from Hreggnasi
Snekkjufoss
Snekkjufoss
Klukkufoss
Klukkufoss
Going round the crater at Rauðhól
Going round the crater at Rauðhól
Rauðhól crater
Rauðhól crater
Hreggnasi from Rauðhól
Hreggnasi from Rauðhól
Rauðhól
Rauðhól
Lava stream bed at Rauðhól
Lava stream bed at Rauðhól
Móðulækur
Móðulækur
Móðulækur and Hreggnasi
Móðulækur and Hreggnasi
"Mouth" inside Vatnshellir cave
"Mouth" inside Vatnshellir cave
Fumaroles near Geyser
Fumaroles near Geyser

Returning to Reykjavik

On our last day we took a detour and went to revisit Geyser, where there are various geysers including Strokkur. We also revisited Gullfoss.

Strokkur geyser
Strokkur geyser
Hot pool near Geyser
Hot pool near Geyser
Hot pool near Geyser
Hot pool near Geyser
Gullfoss
Gullfoss