It's our final night in the amazing and beautiful Nordurland. The latest dream is a house on the edge of Eyjafjörður, overlooking the breaching whales.
We drove a bloody long way today - I think I miscalculated the distance when I booked our stops. We're in a very sleepy town, way up 'on the edge of the Arctic' - Kópasker. We've only seen one other person - the woman who let us in our apartment. She sniffed non-stop and as she showed us around she was putting things back in neat piles / straight lines.
After a spag bol we went out for a stroll. And the same bloody woman drove past slowly...smiling.
All doors and windows will be locked tonight.
Anyway - today. A bit of history (you may want to close the page now) and yet another couple of waterfalls...
Another turf house which belongs to Iceland's National Museum. It used to be a manor house and a wealthy vicarage. Around 20-30 people lived in the house - including domestics. This time Stu decided we were going in - sod the entry fee.
All the separate buildings are joined by corridors (dark tunnels) - some of the house is underground. A bit dark and creepy.
Dettifoss and Hafragilsfoss
Dettifoss falls 45 m and is 100 m wide. It's apparently the most powerful waterfall in Europe. But if you Google it...there's one somewhere else in Europe that claims the same!
The Hafragilsfoss waterfall cascades 27 m into a deep canyon.
That's enough culture for one day!
We saw a top temperature of 18C today - I was the only person wearing a woolly hat.