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PHOTOS: Day Trips To Húsavík And Vatnajökull

PHOTOS: Day Trips To Húsavík And Vatnajökull

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Published February 22, 2016

I always get annoyed when people “stop over” in Iceland for a couple of days, because it always seems like two or three days isn’t enough time to really experience Iceland. Sure, you get to experience the greatness of Reykjavík for two days and then the golden circle. You get to see how a tiny part of Iceland littered with tourists looks like. That’s why we were intrigued when Eagle Air approached us (and paid us) to go on two day trips to Húsavík and Vatnajökull, via Höfn í Hornafirði. Normally going to either Húsavík or Vatnajökull is a three day road trip, because it takes at least six hours to get there by car. The flight there only takes 40 minutes though, so you can leave from Reykjavík in the morning and be back before supper. To visit the places we visited you need to rent a car there.

Boats in Höfn harbour
Krafla Power Station

Krafla power station

Hot shower in the middle of nowhere, in case the snow is dirty

Námafjall mud pots

Námafjall mud pots

Bjarnarflag power station lagoon

Mývatn naturebaths – Jarðbaðshólar

Some say the Jarðbaðshólar is like a lagoon that’s blue, just in the north

Dimmuborgir (the lava fields, not the band)

Dimmuborgir

Hverfjall

Mývatn, this is what they call a city up north

Mývatn

Just two hours from Reykjavík ..via Eagle air!

Mývatn

Road to Mývatn

Húsavík

Boats in Húsavík harbour

In Iceland they have to paint the lighthouses in bright colours, how else would people find them?

Bridge at Jökulsárslón
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Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón ice

South coast of Iceland

This place was really cheap at AirBnB

Geothermal Hot Springs near the glacier Vatnajökull

Svínafellsjökull

A dog? Near Höfn

More dogs? Near Höfn

Baltasar Kormákur’s Viking Village

Baltasar Kormákur’s Viking Village

View from Höfn

Höfn í Hornafirði

Höfn í Hornafirði

Höfn í Hornafirði
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