Monday, August 22, 2016 | Manuel Marabese | Europe
We leave the north coast and we head east, across the highlands once again. The imposing Asbyrgi canyon in the morning, excavated proabably in just a few hours or maximum three days, then the might Dettifoss with over 200 cubic meters of water per second and then a cosy lunch stop at Fjallkaffi.
Short day, passing by Gudafoss (the waterfall fo the gods, where the pagan god statues were thrown in about 1000 years ago, when Icelanders decided to embrace Christinity) adn then Lake Myvatn. Free time in the afternoon to enjoy a whale safari in Husavik.
Cruising the northern coast under blue sky is truly a delight. We stop in Hofsos, from where over 16.000 Icelanders left their country between 1870 and 1914 emigrating to north America trying their luck for a wealthier life, and then the little fishing hamlet of Siglufjörður for lunch. Our destination is Akureyri, the second (and ctually the only other) urban area after Reykjavik.
Today the real adventure strts, we are going though Kjolur on the highlands, reaching the norhtern coast in the afternoon. Several good sights along the way, Geysir-Strokkur, the waterfall Gullfoss and the the hotpot in Hveravellir.
Our third group has arrived and we are going to start the last lap around Iceland for the season 2016! This time only one country, as everyone come from US. Gravel and Tigers is different than cruising Harleys in the States, but everyone is very excited and eager to discover this amazing land!