Central North-East Iceland

Day 61. 29th August. Central North-East Iceland.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

At the side of the road, south of Husavik.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

I had intended to drive from Husavik to Bakkagerði by the seldom-used coastal road via Kópasker, Raufarhöfn, Þórshöfn, Bakkafjörður and Vopnafjörður.  However I had to get the campervan back on the appointed time and I calculated I needed to go the direct route on the tar to save some time.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

This is also between Husavik and Mývatn, but closer to Mývatn.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

This image and the next five are somewhere in the area of Mývatn.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

All are landscapes highly affected by volcanic activity.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

This image and the next two are past Mývatn, between the western road to Dettifoss and Selfoss that I took and the eastern sealed route that most people take.  Stark volcanic landscapes under dramatic skies.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

In the distance is the suspension bridge across the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river that leads to Dettifloss, Selfoss and Vesterdalur.  You can see it a bit more clearly if you click on the image for a larger view.  The point I took the photograph from is marked on the map above as “View of suspension bridge”.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness .

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

This is closer to Egilsstaðir and the view is not so stark.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

There was a more direct route to Bakkagerði but I was running short of petrol and needed to go to Egilsstaðir.  So I had dinner in Egilsstaðir and drove on.  This is just north of Bakkagerði, on the ridge between Héradsflói and Borgarfjörður Eystri, looking towards Héradsflói.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

Just before Bakkagerði, I found I had another flat tyre.  Those of you who read earlier posts will know I had no capacity of changing the wheel.  This time I was not so far from a town and on a good road.

.

Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Travel, Wilderness

From the same place, looking in another direction,  this is Bakkagerði in the distance and Borgarfjörður Eystri (the fjord) behind it.  I drove into town while destroying the tyre but not the wheel and parked for the night outside the garage.

.

4 comments on “Central North-East Iceland

  1. George says:

    Iceland is a much bigger island than I thought. Lends itself well to landscapes.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s