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Vestmannaeyjar (Vestmann Islands) – Pompeii of the North

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online casino that gives 120 free spins Vestmannaeyjar Islands is a small bunch of islands on the south coast of онлайн-казино casino x Iceland. online casino real money usa Elliðaey is the northernmost of them. These are basically islands which are formed by various eruptions in the last casino slots for android 10000 to 15000 years. This statistic is pretty new in terms of the formation of the mainland Iceland. The online casino usa blackjack Vestmannaeyjar Islands Area consists atleast casinos in canada 50 volcanoes around it below and above the sea.

Probably, the tallest peak on the island.

I know I keep mentioning online casino schweiz book of ra Elliðaey,  but, I just can’t help it. Its such a pretty island. Visiting casino online malaysia rollex Elliðaey was the most peaceful thing happened to me till now and I just can’t get over it EVER! Stepping onto the loneliest island on the planet was truly a online casino for canada ‘Dream Come True’.

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To reach rivers casino slot machines list Vestmannaeyjar Islands, you will either have to take a ferry from free money in online casino Landeyjahöfn which is about 2 hours (90 Miles) away from the capital, slots juegos gratis de casino Reykjavik. You can also  board the ferry from pala casino new slots Þorlákshöfn(Harbour used during bad weather conditions). The ferry ride time from casino games slot machines tips Landeyjahöfn is about 30-35 minutes and from las vegas shows Þorlákshöfn is about 2.5 – 3 hours.

 

Tickets can be purchased at all slots casino new zealand Herjólfur.is or visitwestmanislands.com. It will cost around novomatic slots casino uk 30$ return trip for one person which I feel is kind of costly because many localites come to and fro from Vestmannaeyjar Islands to South Iceland and paying this amount everyday is kind of a drag. But, truth to be told, its totally worth it. Flying with Eagle Air could also be an option, but I don’t think its really necessary, it will definitely cross your budget.

Even though. There is this one advantage that you will get to see the Vestmfromannaeyjar Islands from above which is a great sight.

1 of the 6 islands with a single cabin

FACT: There are 6 islands (In Total: 15 Islands) among the Vestmannaeyjar Islands  with single cabins built on them. Basically, every one of them is kind of “The Loneliest House on Planet” which is undoubtedly a great caption for your Instagram Post. 😛 Visit any one of them and you may experience the best time of your life.

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Vestmannaeyjar Islands are so beautiful that at some specific points on these islands, you will feel that how can something this pretty exist in the real world. A fantasyland is what I may call it.

It is a kind of place where you can enjoy the peaceful time GOD has given to you. Just understand that you only have nature to adore here, and if I am honest, that is all I need.

FACT: The eruption that technically built these islands were not any normal eruptions. These were one of the biggest and longest eruptions in the history of Iceland. The eruption in 1963 lasted for 4 freaking years!! This lead to the formation of Surtsey, (the southernmost island of the group)If you think, Kilauea, Hawaii was a long eruption (3 months), then think about this. Even the second longest eruption here took lasted for about 155 days.

 

The place you must visit while you are in Vestmannaeyjar Islands is Stórhöfði.

This is recorded to be the windiest place in Iceland and I definitely believe it.

It is also considered to be a great spot to watch Puffin birds and Whale Watchimng (from the islands itself with the help of binoculars). When you walk from the dead end of the road where the parking lot is, you will find a small gate. Cross that gate and go where the path takes you.

Go till the end of the path, Stand there.

Observe the islands, the birds and the plants around you.

Inhale the silence these islands provide.

Spend as much time as possible.

Because this is probably the only time in your life (which I hope is not) when you will get the chance to listen to the waves around you in such bold silence.

This is the beauty of Iceland.

So, as you might have already understood, one day is enough to experience the beauty of Vestmannaeyjar Islands. I would recommend taking the earliest ferry at 09:45 and return back with the latest one at 22:00,

And guess what? It will all be in daylight in SUMMERS!!!!

Unless, you want to visit every one of those 15 islands which I highly doubt because that requires a lot of time. I clearly have this audacity to do this. There is a person I know, a friend who has done this. He is the one who took me to Elliðaey and I cannot thank him enough.

Contact me via my social media platforms incase you want to visit or leave a comment somewhere. You will get the required details.

He is a great guy and he is doing great work to increase the access to these islands for the tourists with the help of cliff rappelling.

He is so much taller than my brother in law!!

There is a place near/around the islands ,it is known as Sprangan there. He hosts tours around this area quite often.  I will be posting about his plans in the future, do check it out. He is undoubtedly the best person if you want to make the best out of your Vestmannaeyjar trip. Contact me if you need his info.

Thats me getting ready for the climb of my life

You can also hike up to the Volcano or Heimaklettur (which is the highest peak in Vestmannaeyjar) or take a boat tour around the islands. There is a Natural History Museum you can go to and Eldheimar Museum which will tell you about the Volcanic History of the islands.

I hope you get to visit the Vestmannaeyjar as soon as possible because once you do, there is not enough energy in this world that can prevent you from loving it.

Happy Travel!
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Skógafoss – The Mighty Waterfall

“I love places that make you realize how tiny you are”

–          David Attenborough

Aerial View of the waterfall

This mighty waterfall is located around 150 kilometres (90 miles) from the capital, Reykjavik. It is part of the famous Golden Circle route. It left my jaw on the floor when I got there. All of a sudden, everything turned magical for me.

A slight de-route from the Golden Circle can take you to Vestmannaeyjar which is one of the best places to visit in South Iceland, an archipelago.

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View after hiking up the fall

It was the month of August in 2018; the perfect month to visit Iceland and fulfil my dream of visiting Iceland. There was not the slightest doubt in my mind while making this waterfall one of my biggest priorities in Iceland. Obviously, after the loneliest house in the world. Click here to read about that.

My God!
I was just blown away!!
Look how happy I am!

Skogafoss Selfie

FUNFACT: You can identify this waterfall from the sets of two movies- Thor: The Dark World & The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

As you all know, I was born in a small valley, Rishikesh, which lies in the footsteps of Himalayas. It’s not rocket science as to why I have always had a thing for Nature: her mountains, rivers and lakes. This waterfall had a place in my heart even before i lay eyes on it

My mother, posing as always

“ When I saw it for the first time,

flowing down that misty river,

I was stunned! “

It bore an eerie resemblance to a scene from the Batman movie where there was a cave behind the waterfall with a Batmobile waiting for me to drive. This brings me to tell you a fact about it.

My mom posing with the waterfall

FUNFACT: Legend has it that there is a cave behind the waterfall with treasure hidden inside by a settler named Prasi. Apparently, the cave has been blocked by boulders which fell due to natural calamities. Someone found a ring which was supposed to be a part of the treasure. It was sent to the local church and that original ring is now showcased in the Skógar Museum nearby. True Story

Skogafoss as seen from the road. Pretty huge isn't it?

Skógafoss is a site not to be missed in Iceland. Some might say that it is just an ordinary waterfall that you can skip in Iceland. I would wholeheartedly disagree with them. I think Skógafoss has the best setting around it.

•Best for camping.
•Parking an RV and inspiring the majestic view.
•For a small hike up the waterfall for amazing views.
•For having the best LAMB SHANK in Iceland in Hotel Skógafoss Bistro Bar.
‘Es ist Lecker’
This is what our time-pass was, when we didn't have mobile phones

The photo above teaches us a lot. You can see at the back how everyone is busy clicking photographs (including me) and very few are actually experiencing the water coming down. That sound, that mist. But, then you see him playing with the rocks. This is called ‘Enjoying’ my friends. This is it! I am not saying do not click pictures or don’t snap and all. But, do take out time for moments like these when you can seize the opportunity to witness something this beautiful. #JustAThought

The hike up the hill is kind of like climbing up-stairs; just that there are many steps. Nonetheless, the view from above is to die for. Plus, in my opinion, the world always seems more beautiful from above. Be it Paris, Sydney or Reykjavik, it all looks better from a higher vantage point. You can also check out the river flowing at the top of Skógafoss.

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It looks tiny in the pictures but it is a very gigantic waterfall.

An eye-catching feature of the waterfall is that it can give rise to three rainbows at once. HOW? Let me tell you (attempt to tell you) how that happens. The amount of water that comes flowing down is so much that it produces a lot of mist which can produce at least two rainbows at once. The sight is not to be missed, I swear. I saw two of them and I know MANY people who witnessed three rainbows.

Iceland has over 2000 waterfalls but this one is truly special

We (My brother and I) tried to go deep into the fall, as near as we could; in the process, getting soaked to the skin.

30 meters near to the waterfall and you start getting drenched
What a View!
This is the best shot you can take with a zoom lens

Njóttu Íslands !

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