High in Laxadalur. I met two german guys, Berndt and Johannes, two days earlier. We rode together for 2 days. Laxadalur was the home of one of the most powerful viking families. The farm of Eric the Red is in the next valley south. That is my old gore-tex alpine tent. Lightweight and good in wind. I saw an artctic fox while walking near this camp.
| Snaefellsness Peninsula
Maybe the most beautiful coastline in Iceland is the north coast of the Snaefellsness. From my bicycle the scenery changed as if by design. Just as I had taken in one landscape I would go around a headland and have something new to look at. I was fortunate to have perfect weather while I was there. If you have a spell of good weather I highly recommend the route. There are a lot of viking stories rooted in this region.
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