Childhood Memories From Hornstrandir

20 07 2013

Today we spent the day in the skies and the northern most part of Iceland. Hornstrandir region in the northern fjords of northwest Iceland was gradually deserted by its inhabitants after the Second World War and definitively in 1962. It then became a protected nature reserve in the 1970s.

The cliffs of Hornbjarg tower 533m above the sea.

The cliffs of Hornbjarg tower 533m above the sea.

I discovered that you have not really seen Iceland until you see it from the skies. Having taken a motorboat, hiked and kayaked the region, I felt that I had experienced Hornstrandir. But flying over in an airplane was like seeing a map… it all became so clear.

We felt like high rollers, taking a trip to the hot pot at Reykjarfjörður!

We felt like high rollers, taking a day trip to the hot pot at Reykjarfjörður!

Our "private" hot pot at Reykjarfjörður!

Our “private” hot pot at Reykjarfjörður!

 

On the way home, we flew over the Drangajokull glacier. The pilot Örn, did some roller coaster tricks and even got us to levitate in our seats!

On the way home, we flew over the Drangajokull glacier. The pilot Örn, did some roller coaster tricks and even got us to levitate in our seats!

 

 

 

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