Germany, Iceland · 244 Days · 67 Moments · June 2017

24 February 2018

Hey guys - please follow our new journi to Colombia: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ˜Ž

8 July 2017

Bless รŒsland! Gรณรฐa ferรฐ!
A few last impressions of Reykjavik. Beautiful city but also not too much to see here. Iceland is definitely the country of nature not of beautiful cities. And it's good like this.
And for those who don't want to pay 64โ‚ฌ can just walk around the lagoon and enjoy this amazing view...
And this is (almost) the end. For our last day we invested 64โ‚ฌ in going to the blue lagoon ... Quite expensive but the location it's worth it we think ...๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งdeeply mineralised we are ready for flying home now ;-)

7 July 2017

We thought we gonna go to bed in a really unspectacular manner on our last evening.. On a free camping place in the south of Iceland... And then this.... a herd of cows about 1 meter next to our car window ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฎ love it! Muuuuuuuhhhh! Iโค๏ธ๐Ÿฎ
Vicky and her horses...
First and last real hike in Iceland (in the valley of Reykjadalur). We went through all seasons... Sun, wind, rain, ... until we reached a hot river. Now it's time for our last night in the country of waterfalls, sheeps and soup.
Start in the day with 4 coffees in the sun and off we go @Blรณmasetriรฐ - Kaffi Kyrrรฐ
Accommodation for the night...

6 July 2017

After waiting quite a bit we took the short rain pause to shoot some pics of Kirkjufell.
Driving through the sun the wind and the rain in two minutes โ˜€๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฆ๏ธ๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐ŸŒฉ๏ธโ›ˆ๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
... roadtrippin'
The church of budir... And sheeps eating the grass at the graveyard ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Rudely awakened by heavy wind we took the chance to go to Snaefellsjoekull National Park and on the way stop at Kirkjufell and Saxhรฒll vulcan.

5 July 2017

... this time we basically slept in a non active volcano... watching this sky from the car window ๐ŸŒ‹โ˜๏ธ
Our last stop for the day... Stykkisholmur ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ
A short stop at a laugin ended up in a 1.5hours bath... Discussing trump's influence on America, cement industry in Atlanta, mars expeditions and optimal school systems with some travellers we have just met there ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐Ÿž๏ธ๐Ÿ—ป๐ŸŒ‹โ›ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ”๏ธ
Down a little south to the red sand beaches... Date with beach-sheeps ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘
Cheap ship for sale!!!
... tonight is beachnight...we chose an awesome sch(l)afplatz ๐Ÿ˜Š Good night ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค

4 July 2017

The last kilometres before we start searching for a place to sleep... ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค ....already counting the ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘...
On the way further we found by chance this amazing hot pool ... HAPPYTIMES!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Probably the best waterfall we have seen on our trip: the Dynjandi waterfall!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งโ›ฒ๐ŸŒˆ
Fotostop in the fjords
Hey, I found a waterfall! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜‚
Two Fjords in one picture. Stunning view from above.
On the road impressions...
Short break to have lunch in the sun ... *Endlich kurzes Leiberl Wetter* โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ
The nights at Maras guesthouse were really comfy - thanks again Mara :) But now we are on the road again heading towards the Westfjords.

3 July 2017

... and this is the only thing what we can afford here in Iceland: sweet potato mutanten style. ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ  Short pricelist: Beer can 0,33 10โ‚ฌ Soup of the day (cauliflower soup) 13โ‚ฌ Burger 25โ‚ฌ and more... Filter Coffee 4,5โ‚ฌ
๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŽ - that's basically Iceland
After horse sport comes ... Hardcore sports... Going into the 8 degree islandic ocean (Mara and Bene sand ja wirklich harte hund ๐Ÿ˜‰) But all in all: amazing hot pool in grettislauga
When dreams come true!!! Horse riding in Iceland!!! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿด On the picture: Bene with his never-stop-eating Byrna Mara with her poser pony Nesting Vicky with her Renn-Semmi X?X (anything islandic) Amazing day with loooads of sun and so much fun!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
Starting the day by exploring the bird island in Blรถndoรบs.

2 July 2017

Blรถnduos is in the west of Iceland so the sun is going down here... But guess when? Approximately at 00:30 in the night ๐Ÿคฃ In the picture you see the famous midnight sun โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ
Yeeeeah finally the sun is back :) what a panorama tour to blรถnduos to our friend Mara who is working in a guesthouse this summer! Sooo much looking forward to seeing her... (And also to have a proper shower and a real bed) ๐Ÿ˜
Whale watching
Stopover in Akureyri. Second biggest city in Iceland but still like a village. That makes it even more sympathetic. We had our first meat in Backpackers hostel since days - very delicious and not too expensive.
On the way... Passing 12427 sheeps, 163683 horses and 17353835 "heibรผnki" in pink, blue, black and yellow
Waterfall #1637496 godafoss on the way to akureyri
Good morning... We slept again next to a flower field.. now short stop over at the gjrotagja.

1 July 2017

@hverir ... midnight trip to hverir and u suddenly notice: Earth is reaaaally powerful. And sulfur smells like old eggs. Really old eggs....
... @myvatn. Impressive. & lucky you do not smell all the sulfur on the pictures. Benedikt: I think you become crazy when you inhale too much of it!
Selfoss and Dettifoss. Some more waterfalls.... still impressive.
Through the moon-like-landscape all the way up north...๐ŸŒ’
Doing the morning bath in a hot tub is the best way to start in the day.
On the way up north....
Waking up in stokksnes... ๐Ÿ”๏ธโ›ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ—ป

30 June 2017

We've been travelling a lot... But this was still one of the most stunning things we have ever seen.... Purely amazing! โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ @jรถkulsarlon Then suddenly a glacier piece started to turn....
On the road.....
We use the short rain break to have some Knorr broccoli noodles @vik ...๐Ÿœ
First glacier on our tour: Sรณlheimajรถkull. Very impressive piece of ice. And as we will see later on our trip, it'll be only one tiny one of an amount of beautiful glaciers in Iceland.
Waterfall #4 (I don't know how many waterfalls we have already seen in our entire life, but Bene is still facsinated by them). On the picture: Skogafoss & no rain for about 10 minutes! Yess๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆโ›ฒ
A hidden "zwembad" in the mountains. Seljavallalaug a place like in a fairytale... Quite mystical
When you wake up in the morning and you open the door and the rain flashes into your face you know: you are in Iceland. The rain is back but ... "What shalls?" First stop waterfall #3 (we would get wet anyway here): seljalandfoss

29 June 2017

What a day!!! After an almost 24hours day we found an amazing place to spend our first night: In the middle of nowhere next to a purple flower field! Truly magic :)
As the sun is shining almost until midnight here we watch one more waterfall today. See in the 2nd picture the gulfoss waterfall with it's rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ
These natural lagoons are pretty hot!!! We're enjoying our evening at the secret lagoon (gamla laugin)
Ponies everywhere!! Iโค๏ธ๐ŸŽ
The Touri tour on the golden circle includes also some hot springs and strokkur geysir. Just amazing how beautiful nature is ๐Ÿ˜Š
A real hidden gem is the Bruarfoss waterfall!! It was quite a challenge for us to step over this huge maschendrahtzaun but this view was absolutely worth it!!
After we got the most amazing car in the world (broken door, broken roof box, etc) we drove a few kilometres to the place called รžingvellir national park where the northamerican and Eurasian tectonic plates drift toward each other. Quite nice start I'd say
We started our journi to Iceland today!!! :) After a weissbier at 6:00 am at Munich airport we had a quick Icelandair flight to rainy Reykjavik. Let the journi begin!!! :)

25 June 2017

The next journey is just around the corner. This time we are not packing our swimwear but hiking shoes and warm cloths. Off we go to Iceland in just 4 days...