Akureyri, Iceland

Making a Break for Reykjavik

Forrest Mallard

So I’m biting the bullet and I am taking the bus on the 7 hr trip half-way across Iceland, almost all the way to Keykjavik.

Location

Website

www.west.is/

Directions

From Akureyri to Keykjavik

So I’m biting the bullet and I am taking the bus on the 7 hr trip half-way across Iceland, almost all the way to Keykjavik.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

I’ll spend the night in the village of Borgarnes and then head out to the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula tomorrow. The Snæfellsnes peninsula, the area with the most UFO sightings, and other bizarre ‘otherworldly’ phenomena in Iceland. It is also the place, as I have mentioned before, with the singular volcano that inspired Jules Verne, and the Snæfellsnes peninsula is the entrance to the underworld for his novel ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth.’

It is an incredibly cloudy and sleepy day here in Akureyri, the second largest city in all of Iceland. Still, you can walk through town in about 10 minutes and the artsy vibe here is absolutely PERFECT.

I have had some success with the hitchhiking thing. Leaving Lake Mývatn, a very nice German couple picked me up and drove me all the way to this city, and then we camped together and shared many laughs. — But today I am trying to travel such a great distance, and I could try to hitchhike, but it could actually take me days to get where I need to go, so I am opting for the bus this time.

I bought a large book of old Icelandic legends and fairy tales and finished it in my tent last night, the midnight sun is really good for reading really late. 😛

I must really be pushing my limits on my second month of vacation, as I started to fantasize about going back to work last night.

Hey Peeps in REYKJAVIK, I’ll be there in a few days, so let me know when we can get together for coffee or whatever. 🙂

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