ÍS: Eccentric Autos of Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland I have a lovely bit of story to accompany this gorgeous little Citroën. The owner was a handsome Dutch man in his late 50’s or early 60’s. He had owned the car for 20 years, and it was his primary vehicle, in addition to motorcycle. He had just parked on the campground when a hitchhiking young couple and I gathered around him to politely admire the car and ask him about it. “How old is it?” I asked. He laughed. “Which part?” The car had been added to and repaired so many times since the oldest part was made in the 60’s that it could have been that Johnny Cash song “One Piece at a Time.” He told us that he did all his own repairs on the car, and had taken it on many adventures, like his current trip around the island. The ferry from Denmark land in Seyðisfjörður (on the east coast of Iceland). During the summer, you’ll see a lot of foreign cars and motorcycles on the road, all having arrived on the ferry. The Dutch Citroën driver gone north east from the landing site. He would drive down to Reykjavik, where his wife was meeting him two weeks exploring the island. I’ll have another great “bring your vintage car to Iceland to travel around and do cool things” story coming up once my posts reach the south coast.Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures from my June Ring Road trip around Iceland]

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