Travel to Iceland

Day 12 Vík - Fljótsdalur (140 Km.)

(23 Km.) Dirhólaey: It is a promontory 120 meters high near Vík.. The place has received its name because of the arch that the sea has formed in the rock. Its name literally means "door-hole". When the sea is calm, the boats can sail through it. Dirhólaey has been a nature reserve since 1978. There are colonies of birds, which abound puffins.

From this point you can also see Reynisdrangur (near the beach Vík). Three large rocks emerging from the sea (about 66 meters) that the legend says that are three trolls petrified (Skessudrangar, Landdrangar and Langhamrar).



(37 Km.) Skógar: In the village of Skógar, near the Ring Road, is the main attraction of the village, which is the beautiful waterfall of the river Skógá 60 meters tall called Skógafoss. It is also found in this village the Folk Museum, a museum with an old farmhouse, covered with peat and has a church of 1890. It has a collection of more than 6000 different types of ordnance used since the beginning of Iceland.



(80 Km.) Fljótsdalur: We arrived to sleep at the hostel of Fljótsdalur, two huts of wood and peat in a valley between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Tindfjallajökull. Although the views are superb, we have to sleep in an unheated room, in bed less than 170 centimeters, without showers or hot water. One phrase that I read in the guestbook was: "A wonderful place for a hostel so cumbersome".