FUN-travel: Grundarfjörður, Iceland – A&K Arctic Cruise Day 12

October 26, 2014 by  

Day 51 – Wednesday, August 20 – Grundarfjörður, Iceland – A&K Cruise Day 12 – sun w/clouds in distance – low 50’s

What I LIKE

  • 7:45 – full on sun!
  • 8:30 – usual breakfast
  • 9:30 – start packing
  • 11:30 – Recap slide show in main theatre
  • 12:15 – lunch no theme
  • 1:45 – start line up for tour
  • 2:00 – depart for land tour Wonders of the West
  • – small fishing villages hug dramatic coastline
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Djúpalónssandur

  • 3:00 – first stop Djúpalónssandur – walk thru lava rock formations
  • – down to black sand beach
  • – filled w/pebbles & stones of all shapes & sizes
  • – varying shades of black & gray
  • – fishing boats dot the horizon
  • 3:50 – back on bus for

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  • 4:10 – 2nd stop – Arnarstapi
  • – small seaside village
  • – nice walk along cliffs of more lava
  • – huge lava sculpture welcoming all
  • 4:50 – back on bus for

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  • 5:15 – 3rd stop Budi – small village
  • – black church & cemetery
  • – short walk to beach w/yellow sand
  • – more lava rocks w/high grass & rolling dunes
  • – miniature flower clusters like Greenland
  • – only bigger versions of daisy, daffodil & roses
  • 6:00 – back to ship – nice drive along seaside
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Alice, Bill, Chris & Me

  • 6:30 – arrive ship
  • 8:00 – dinner Deck 6
  • – YIKES everyone had the same idea and it’s full!
  • 11:00 – night night for big day tomorrow

What I DON’T LIKE

  • No satellite & have seen everything on TV
  • 12:45 am – totally missed the Aurora Borealis! AKA Northern Lights

FUN-fact – People names – In Iceland the child is given a first name and the last name is the first name of the father with their gender added. Example: John Erikson

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