After 2 ROCKSTAR days in Iceland, gotta say the Eastern Fjords…not so much.

Iceland’s East Fjords are its most uninhabited area – largest town toured only topped 650 people.  That said, easy to find beauty in even the most unforgiving of climates.

Started the day along the coast line with a short black sand hike to Hvalnes lighthouse.  The chilly North Atlantic & strong undertow keeps Icelanders out of the ocean – opting for natural geothermal hot springs located all over the island.

Bowl of tomato soup for lunch (first non-fish meal in days :)) & self-toured Djúpivogur harbor.  Joined Christine, an Australian on my circle tour, for a short walk-about the small fishing village.  Goal: a stave church at the top of a hill.

Unexpected highlight:  Stopped in a small high-end clothes shop & chatted with its female entrepreneur owner.  Only local sustainable materials are used in their fashions – primarily fish leather.  Concept: use all of the animal, like Viking women of generations past.  Super interesting, very inspiring.

Ended the day in Egilsstaðir.  Named after Egilsstaðir farm, the town (& our lodging) was near Lagarfljót lake.

Took a short walk & enjoyed the beautiful lakeside sunset.  Lamb dinner & off to bed.  Early start tomorrow morning – snow in the forecast (unexpected precip for Iceland, norm is mid-October).

 

 

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