All the Colours of the Icelandic Countryside

Trip Start May 08, 2009
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Trip End Jun 29, 2009


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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Well I thought we were pretty lucky to get a map!! However, this map has red roads like veins in your wrist - criss crossed and squiggly in all different directions. As the navigator, I hardly knew where we were going! It took us all day to come 100km from Reykjavik. Granted, we took a wonderfully scenic route. Now, at long last, we are settled into a guesthouse in Fludir and sipping Jokull Bjor (Glaricer Beer). To get where we are now, we had to rent our car, get groceries, stop at a liquor store (finally we found one after nearly a week!!) and then get used to the traffic circles as we drove away from the capital city and up, up, ever up into the beautiful mountains of Iceland.
The colours were just as I'd seen in pictures, only more and better and unworthy of a narrow camera lens. They were all around us in blues of ice and rock, and browns of earth, and greens of mosses and greys of lichens, and reds and oranges of shrubs (this was especially beautiful and unique), and whites of snow peaks and crevices from where cold sinks and waterfall mist rises, and purples of moors and yellows of straw grasses and moguls of peat. Even the rocks were all colours. Harsh and stark and barren. We felt so isolated in that iselandic countryside.
We saw ridges of lava, honeycombed and some was tumbling away like dominos. We saw deep crevices and caves and valleys and meadows. Fields of green and horses (hestar) roaming.
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