Today was Jörgens day. His dream day. But the day did not start that well, we had a misunderstanding on the pickup spot. The girl in the Arnarhvoll Center Hotel reception said to stay at bus stop 5, but the pickup bus stopped at the hotel entrance. And even though the driver went into the reception, he was not informed that we were waiting at bus stop no 5. So we missed one hour of our tour dy right from the start. Not a great start when you have only a one day tour, it is important to be able to use every hour of that day.
We came to the company ISAK 4×4 and there the car was waiting for us. At first they did not have the GPS ready for us, they wanted us to go the old-fashioned way, just by map, WHAAAAT????, but it was all sorted out eventually. And off we went…
The beautiful lupins are EVERYWHERE. Like oceans of lupins. I think it looks really great but what will happen in like 20 years. Will the lupins be exactly all over the place. I fear that is what will happen.
Our goal for the day trip is Landmannalaugar and I can just recommend you all to take this trip. It was magnificent.
The roads were great and sometimes we came to waters we had to cross. Real highlight sessions for Jörgen! 🙂
When I was small we (my mother, father, brother and me) often went to Norway for summer vacation. In two cars together with my aunt and uncle and my two cousins. These were great trips. And back at that time, whenever we came to snow (and you always come to snow in Norway, even though it is summer) we always stopped to play and throw some snow balls. So, this is tradition. Important stuff. So I forced Jörgen to stop here. 😉
All together, we had a wonderful day in the Landrover, a real adventure and I cannot do anything else but to recommend you do the same. Rent a 4 wheel drive kind of vehicle and head up in the mountains, if you ever visit Iceland. And ALL of you should drive, it is GREAT fun!
And I think you should visit Iceland. At least once in your lifetime.