Day 14: Laugar – Ólafsvík

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Today was another efficient campsite pack-up & departure, with the sun trying to break through the clouds.

As the day progressed, the weather became more and more like a summer day, until late in the afternoon, the sun finally broke through, and we were actually feeling warm for the first time, since our arrival in Iceland.

The start of the day began by driving south on Highway 60, before turning directly west to follow Highway 54, along the northern coastal road of Skógarströnd and Snæfellsnes peninsular.

We stopped for lunch at Stykkishólmur and visited the Norwegian House Regional Museum.

Norwegian House Regional Museum, Stykkishólmur

We then drove to Londranger, to view the lava sea stacks that resembles a Viking Boat, with its sail up, setting out to sea.

Londranger lava sea stacks that resembles Viking Boat, with its sail up, setting out to sea.

We then drove on to the end of Snæfellsnes peninsular, to visit Vatnshellir Lava Cave, in Snæfellsjökull National Park, which was very interesting, and well worth the visit.

Icelandic Gunnar - Our Cave Guide

Lava Cave Access

Our final location of the day was the extinct volcanic crater of Saxhóll, at the of Snæfellsjökull.

Saxhóll Volanic Crater

View from Saxhóll Volanic Crater

We finally camped for the night at Ólafsvík campsite.

Today, Anja did some “light shopping” for Icelandic wool – as you can see from the photo below, she ended up buying 24 balls of yarn…….

Ólafsvík Campsite - Note the 24 balls of yarn next to Anja (knitting)

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