The country discovered by the first Viking settlers in the late 9th century A.D. was a terra incognita, a virgin land. Seafaring Celtic monks may have reached Iceland ahead of the Norsemen but the material evidence for this is equivocal. In any case, these hermits sought solitude rather than a new land to claim and colonise.
Day 1 - Munich to Reykjavík
hætta! hot & Stinky - sulfur springs
What's not quite captured in the pictures, it was the rainiest and windiest day yet. Up on the hill we even lost our camera lid. It was literally blown away.
What a hike! Believed an easygoing 2-hour-walk, it ended up being an intense 5-hour-climbing experience.
Our longest and most varied day so far.
Heritage Museum, Egilsstaðir
Meet the Puffins...
Riding the fat bike, we were further discovering the scenic landscape of the East. Our guide showed us many fascinating spots on our way to the nature baths. We got introduced to a natural steam cave and natural steam holes. Before diving into the perfectly warm bath we tried bread in a bucket (that is baked in the steam holes :)) with butter and smoked trout.