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large_5550_14729411491006.jpgBlack sand beach near Stokkseyri. At Stokkseyri itself, the coastline is solidified lava.
We had a very slow start today. With all the driving and sightseeing, I needed to catch up on some admin.

After a late breakfast (the usual omelette, tomatoes and toast), we set off around 1100. Today, we drove to Stokkseyri about an hour south. The fishing village there was nothing special but we did see an old fisherman’s hut that was built from rock with turf on the roof. Kim thought it would be similar to what his ancestors lived in in Scotland.

The coastline was all jagged lava in Stokkseyri whereas in the area a little before we arrived, it was black sand. That made it unsuitable for a relaxing walk on the beach.

We returned to Reykjavik [Reykjavik-travel-guide-1005102] for a self-catered lunch. The grey weather turned drizzly in the afternoon as we headed out to the Laugardalslaug pool.

There were three large lap pools, a kiddy pool and a couple of hot pots for soaking. We spent our time in the hot pools as that’s where we had started. I can’t go from hot to cold. My intention of doing a few laps as exercise simply vaporised.

We returned for a dinner of supermarket lasagne which proved delicious. It was an uneventful and restful day. We needed that. But it was a bit of a waste (or luxury) having the car for the third day.

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Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in Iceland

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