Day 21: Hvolsvöllur – Vík

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Today, many things happened that was certainly not on the agenda.

First of all, we could not get onto the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) on the south coast, due to a nationwide youth festival taking place there, with literally hundreds of youths in front of us trying to get on the ferry. So we had to abandon that idea, and move on to our next agenda location.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

We then visited Seljalandsfoss, which is a really nice, tall waterfall you can walk all the way around the back.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Back View

it was here that Neil started to feel quite unwell.

Skógafoss Waterfall

We then drove on to Skógafoss, which is a spectacular and wide waterfall. Here, the rest of the team checked out the waterfall, while Neil quickly returned back to the car, feeling quite sick and very unwell.

As a result of Neil’s worsening condition, we drove on to the next town, Vík, where we stayed the night at the very nice Guesthouse Carina.

Guesthouse Carina Vik

Soon after we arrived at the Guesthouse Carina, Neil became a lot worse, with diarrhoea and vomiting all night.

We believe it was a bad case of food poisoning, as no one else in the team was either unwell or sick.

Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks

While Neil tried to relax in the Guesthouse, the rest of the team took a walk to a local restaurant, and then onto the black beach, where the winds were very strong, where they had a good view of Reynisdrangar sea stacks, and column basalt columns at halsanefshellir.

Dina Sitting on Basalt Columns

Neil was very ill the whole of the night, which resulted in the decision to stay an extra night, to allow him to recover.

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