Day 14 – our last stop, Reykjavik

So, we’re back to our routine life in Tallinn, and frankly speaking, it’s quite hard to start writing this chapter, since this will be the last page of our amazing trip. Let’s go back to day 14 and plunge into memories of this day. We left the “hippie” campsite quiet late and headed to Reykjavik.…

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Day 13 – The final countdown

Yesterday was basically the final day of Iceland exploration. We woke up in our warm room of the guesthouse we booked the day before. The weather was surprisingly nice, so we had our included breakfast and we loaded back all the stuff in the van. We had a long day in front of us, since…

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Day 11, 12 – The weather against us

The last two days have been pretty lousy, and not for our fault. We woke up yesterday morning at the huge camping we reached the night before, and luckily we found some free places in the dining room to make breakfast. Right after we finished, we immediately left to reach Hvammstangi, the seals’ capital of…

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Day 10 – Of puffins and whales

The alarm rang at 7.00 and it took around half an hour for us to wake up and leave the van to the best camp kitchen ever: 8 plugs. We charged our laptop while preparing our delicious hot chocolate and eating our delicious mini-cancer-muffins. At 8.30, we jumped on the van and we reached the…

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Day 8, 9 – from mud to natural baths and a ‘low way’ to Dettifoss

We woke up at 7 officially, in reality we left our van after 9.30, ashamed and with the consciousness that if we paid for breakfast we would have wasted the money, since this was served until 10 o’clock. We had our usual healthy breakfast, consisting of oatmeal with banana and Nutica (a local surrogate of…

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Day 6,7 – from ice to fire

The alarm rang at 7 sharp and for the first time we immediately reacted to it. Unlike the other days, where we were free to do whatever we wanted whenever we wanted, on Tuesday we had to be at 8.45 at the farm mentioned in the previous post. As it was anticipated, we booked ‘kayak…

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Day 5 – first meeting with Icelandic ice

As supposed, the camping was free of charge, so we got up and hopped in our van to explore the remaining Southeast of Iceland. Our next destination – Skaftafell, where Vatnajokull National park filled with a collection of peaks and glaciers situated. On the way to the park we enjoyed observing Lomagnupur, a 767m-tall palisade…

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Day 4 – Southeast Iceland

The day started with quite some rain pouring on our van and spoiling our chance to take pictures of Skogafoss. We placed too much trust on the morning to have the best light and did not keep into account the weather. Bummer. We took a couple of pictures in the rain and some directly from…

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Day 3 – Skogar or stairway to heaven

The alarm rang at 6.30, definitely too early and in fact we woke up actually 1h later. The camping’s location plus a very wild parking style allowed us to have a breakfast with probably the best view ever, right in front of Skogafoss waterfall, with the bonus of being (still) virtually without tourists. The breakfast…

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Day 1, 2 – welcome to Iceland!

The 2 flags are back on the road, this time exploring the land of vikings – Iceland! Let’s start from the beginning. It’s Wednesday 7 am and our alarm rings, even though everyone is already awake from the excitement. We are taking the bus from Tallinn to Riga, since there are no direct flights from…

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