Traveling Beyond the Postcard

Monthly Archives: October 2015

10 Oct 2015 Our last day with the tour.  We left Hali Country Hotel and I am sad that I never made it through their little museum to honor author Þórbergur Þórðarso.  We packed up and had a quick breakfast before the drive back to Reykjavik.  I took a few quick shots of our temporary home. The little yellow cottage was home to our tour leaders and where we met for Lightroom… Read More

We were promised horses at this next location – I could hardly wait!  We had bags of carrots as friendship offerings!  As you drive the main road between Hofn and Djupivogur, which is in the middle of nowhere, there is a gravel road that twists away from that main route.  Then signs for “Viking Coffee” start to appear, it must be a joke I’m thinking.  Eventually we come to a gravel parking… Read More

6 Oct 2015 This morning we make our way to Hali Country Hotel located 7.5 miles east of Jökulsárlón-Glacier lagoon.  This will be our home for the next four nights. Our first stop after leaving Reykjavik was Reynisfjara beach near Vík.  There are basalt columns, black sand and two sea stacks.  The weather was overcast and there were many people on the beach so it wasn’t the most promising for photographs.  It… Read More

11 Oct 2105 This week has flown by and we are back in Reykjavik!  The pace has been non-stop with no time left to blog or look at, much less process, our photographs!  I am going to try to catch up now. Our room is in the north 40, we refer to it as being in the annex.  You go up to the 3rd floor of the main part of the hotel,… Read More

5 Oct 2015 We were delighted to hear that on our way to Vik, the photo tour was stopping at Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park and we would have a second chance at some photographs of the area.  The weather forecast was poor; still raining, but intermittently, and no wind.  Niall, our photo guide, is quite knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and was able to identify some of the plants for… Read More

4 Oct 2015 This morning Robin and I were picked up by Reykjavik Excursions for a 6 hour tour of Thingvellir (Þingvellir), Gullfoss and Geysir.  It was raining this morning and by the time we got to Thingvellir National Park (31 miles east of Reykjavik) the rain was coming down pretty good and the wind was blowing hard .  It was so disappointing because it was very pretty.  There were some good… Read More