June 10 || Blönduós to Akureyri

20140615-180043-64843772.jpgThe way to Akureyri took us through several delightful little towns. We took the long way around the north of Tröllskagi via Siglufjörður.

20140615-180426-65066648.jpg In Hofsós, there were three great exhibits houses in historic houses by the water, as well as a great restaurant/cafe.

20140615-180549-65149711.jpg The museums all focused on Icelandic emigration to North America in the 19th century, mostly via old photographs and individual stories. I really enjoyed the exhibits and learned a lot. The cute restaurant by the museums had great food, wifi, and a lovely view of the water.

20140615-180806-65286104.jpgSiglufjörður was probably one of the most picturesque little towns I’ve seen in Iceland. Tucked up between snowy mountains and accessible by tunnels running through the steep peaks, it had a charming downtown and bakery. A great spot to stop and rest.

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20140615-181118-65478365.jpg[These photos taken with my iphone 5c]

 

One thought on “June 10 || Blönduós to Akureyri

  1. You’re in the beautiful north! Hurrah! Too bad you missed Hólar. If you get to Husavik, the bakery there is delightful, too, but without the spoon-it-yourself workers’ lunches. I hope you get to Ásbyrgi. My wife is torn between dreaming of Sauðarkrokur and Ísafjörður, but for me it’s Ásbyrgi all the way. Chatting with the ravens there is a pure pleasure. I hope you’ll make Raufarhöfn for the solstice. We watched them building the henge for it, but we there a year too soon. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/83062851

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