04.06.2013 - 05.06.2013 18 °C
Cool finally arrived in Iceland after almost four days aboard the Norrona. We had a good time aboard and saw the shetlands and Faroe islands up close. We arrived at 9 am local time with bright clear skies and hot weather even though there was snow everywhere. The ferry was so close to the side of the fjord you could almost touch it. We disembarked and after a chat with customs were waved through.
We rode for about three minutes to the nearest campsite and setup. No need to rush, we have over three weeks to go around anti clockwise.
We took the Guzzi up out of the fjord and over the mountains to lake Lagarfljot where we got petrol and the headed for the dirt roads on the adjacent fjord. On the way the mountain was covered in thick snow and we turned off onto the route 953 which was gravel track. I don't have much experience riding on gravel and was a bit scary riding 2 up on a 1200cc bike with road biased tyres but after an hour or two got the hang of it and got the back end snaking out on corners! We went through some snow that the road carved through, it must have been around 5 meters high in some places, awesome. After exploring for a few hours we were lambasted and headed for the petrol station an hour and a half away, while dodging wild sheep. We then had a well deserved coffee and sorted some dinner out of a can, which was the cheapest option and still expensive. Too much to tell and we are both so excited to be here and happy that the weather is so good.tomorrow we head to some waterfalls and do some hiking. We need to wait a while for the F roads to the interior to open before we can try the extreme Iceland and try fjording some rivers on the way, can't wait. Here are a small fraction of the photos we took. Got some super cool video from onboard the bike, but too big to upload...