Iceland Day 8

11 March 2017 Saturday

Laugarbakki Hotel breakfast was good. We ate heartily. Checked out and set off to Grundarfjörður.

We had another close encounter with icelandic horse shortly after setting off.

Horses approaching us with style….

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close up…

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come on…. horses… listen

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after taming Icelandic horses

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as we bid good bye to these lovely creatures…

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Continue to Grundarfjörður. The drive was lengthy and difficult. Route 54 and 59 are gravel road topped with ice and muddy water. Throughout the drive, I had to fight against skidding.A little worn out after two hours and the whole car was mud coated when we arrived at Grundarfjörður.

We gave the mud coated car some creative touch.

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A young Icelandic boy like our artistic creations.

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After some hot coffee, we set off for Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in iceland.

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and a flying picture with Kirkjufell.

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The girls raced on the opposite bank of Kirkjufell.

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We now crossed over to the south bank of Snæfellsnes Peninsula (by the way, this is the place where Jules Verne said professor Otto, Alex and Icelandic guide Hans started their journey to the center of the earth, published in 1864, exactly 100 years before I was born. I think Jules Verne was outstanding, how did he know this place and wrote about it when travelling in those days were extremely difficult)

Destination : Búðakirkja Black Church.

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We took more pictures of the surrounding landscape.

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and a North Face Advertisement.

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Korean series screen setting….

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Driving along the coast of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, our next destination was the little village Arnarstapi.

Our friends were happy and they flew like birds besides the iconic monument of Arnarstapi.

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Passing the monument, a short walk to the coast…. the view was spectacular.

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Getklettu Arch Rock…. looked like a fearful monster

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spot a little heart shape among the landscape.

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Look beyond the Arch rock…we snapped at the moment wave splashed up the cliff.

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To the right, the rugged cliff stood fearlessly against the splashing wave.

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This is a short clip showing the splash.

 

 

Leaving Arnarstapi, we arrived at Londrangar after 30 minutes drive.

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getting closer….looked like a man praying to the sea.IMG_8978

 

Three wise women and the star…

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A clip on the Londrangar

 

 

When we returned to Kirkjufell, the sun was on the descend.

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The sun had disappeared below the horizon, we took a last nice picture before complete darkness.

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Quiet blue shaded the whole town after the sun went below the horizon.

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We had dinner at Bjargarsteinn Mathus. Very friendly staff and food were absolutely tasty.

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After dinner, the night sky was completely dark… with housing light sparkled in the dark. I thought this was lovely.

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we head to the hotel office…. while parking, we noticed green ice. Really there were nothing green around to explain why the ice looked green. We stared hard, the street light was absolutely white.

(Now I think the green ice may be reflection of Aurora light that was not visible to our eyes – not able to find such documentation on the internet. In reality, I did not harvest any hope of seeing Aurora because I learned the chance of seeing Aurora was very low on full moon night)

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Our hotel room was by the bank opposite to Kirkjufell. We had move in our luggage and then there was a lot of noise outside. We went out to check ….we were greeted by green lights ….綠光

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greenlight
期待著一个幸运 和一个冲击
多么奇妙的际遇
翻越过前面山顶 和层层白云
绿光在哪里
触电般不可思议 像一个奇迹
划过我的生命里
不同于任何意义 你就是绿光
如此的唯一
Green Light I’m Searching for You
Always 不会却步 喔
真爱 不会结束
Green Light in My Life
遇见了一个传奇 却如此熟悉
在天空里的精灵
说一声Listen to Me 有一道绿光
幸福在哪里
触电般不可思议 像一个奇迹
划过我的生命里
不同于任何意义 你就是绿光
如此的唯一
Maybe it’s a myth I’m seeking you say
May be it’s a wild dragon chase anyway
But still , I’m gonna listen to my heart and try
Pack up all my load
So long , good-bye
啦……….
Green Light’s Right Here
爱永远在你身边
身边….身边….
Na……
这是最美丽的传递
在我心里
你就是唯一

 

A group photograph with Aurora. Accordingly, It was Aitin’s last year birthday wish to see aurora before her next birthday. She had her birthday wish fulfill hours before her next birthday,

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It was a hard morning drive, but we were rewarded by many spectacular landscape and Aurora at iconic Kirkjufell. What a wonderful day.

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