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….
come on…. horses… listen
after taming Icelandic horses
as we bid good bye to these lovely creatures…
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.
A young Icelandic boy like our artistic creations.
After some hot coffee, we set off for Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in iceland.
from another angle….I managed to catch some reflection.
and a flying picture with Kirkjufell.
The girls raced on the opposite bank of Kirkjufell.
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.
We took more pictures of the surrounding landscape.
and a North Face Advertisement.
Korean series screen setting….
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.
Passing the monument, a short walk to the coast…. the view was spectacular.
Getklettu Arch Rock…. looked like a fearful monster
spot a little heart shape among the landscape.
Look beyond the Arch rock…we snapped at the moment wave splashed up the cliff.
To the right, the rugged cliff stood fearlessly against the splashing wave.
This is a short clip showing the splash.
Leaving Arnarstapi, we arrived at Londrangar after 30 minutes drive.
getting closer….looked like a man praying to the sea.
Three wise women and the star…
A clip on the Londrangar
When we returned to Kirkjufell, the sun was on the descend.
The sun had disappeared below the horizon, we took a last nice picture before complete darkness.
Quiet blue shaded the whole town after the sun went below the horizon.
We had dinner at Bjargarsteinn Mathus. Very friendly staff and food were absolutely tasty.
After dinner, the night sky was completely dark… with housing light sparkled in the dark. I thought this was lovely.
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)
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
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,
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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