Iceland – Day 5

Eventually we docked into Seydisfjordur on Thursday morning. The scenery just coming in was fantastic, we had come through the Faeroe Islands a day earlier too which had equally as stunning scenery. Disembarking the ferry was relatively hassle free and we were through customs in about 15 mins and on the ring road (Route 1) heading anti clockwise. The countryside was fantastic and it was relatively warm at about 11 degrees. We followed the ring road for a while until we came to the F864. This was our first gravel of the trip and it was the awful corrugated stuff which shook you and your bike apart. Thankfully about a mile up the road was a cafe and we stopped for coffee and cake which was a good call. Then back on the gravel heading north towards Dettifoss, the waterfall which flows the most amount of water in Europe. It was pretty impressive.

Then back down the F864, rattling away and then on the ring towards Myvatn, a very picturesque lake and some weird bizarre geothermal mud pits that were bubbling away and absolutely stinking! It smelt like rotten eggs/sulphur but it was something else which I can’t quite remember.



Then 2 mins to our first camp site for the trip. Some camp food for dinner and another early night. It was dropping quite cool now and down into single figures so the sooner into the sleeping bag the better.  What a great view over Myvatn