into the west, the gateway to the poignant moorland and heathland of snæfellsnes!
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from borðeyri we didnt drove into the ring road n1, instead we drove into a secondary road leading into snaefellsness. after 6 days of roadtrip, our cars had endured every weather thrown at us. the cars looked like they had gone through some military action - dust and mud covered them - like operation desert storm :P lol
it was really a strange weather - raining and sunshine - the windshield of the little shit lada - looked cakey with mud - the sunshine dried the mud quickly and it looked like our car just got some mudpack! hahahahaha.
we finally entered snaefellsnes peninsula - and it was so breathtaking! many icelanders and people who had been to iceland told me that we should not miss going here - because it is a different world than the rest of iceland. i really dont know what to expect - i looked at the pics of snaefellsnes in the internet and it looked pretty much the same from the rest of iceland - more like the southern part actually.
as we drove through the gateway of snaefellsnes at hvammsfjörður, i was jus just in awe, not only the landscape was a combination of all iceland but it also has moorlands and heathlands. we drove a little bit further until we came to a point where the fjord ends and into a view of the open sea.
it was amazing as i never knew that iceland had many small islands - an archipelago! the only islands i know are surtsey and vestmannaeyjar (long story but we had a book about it in the 6th grade lol).
we stopped for a while here and enjoyed the breathaking view - i had to kick myself for not using my slr - but i am saving its batteries for snaefellsjökull itself - but its a good thing because i can concentrate more on looking at this awe-inspiring landscape!!!!!
we were in a cliff which a road cuts through - beyond it was the sea and in the horizon were the were the west fjords, but in between them - a beautiful moorland and heathland domniated the landscae - plus little islands in an archipelago group - and some houses were constructed on the little islands - i swear! and what was eerie - was that a rusting and decaying ship was anchored into the shallow sea! it was like something out from a novel i was reading.
with the fire burning in my heart and before i could think of somethign stupid (hey im not angsty anymore, and i learned how to control myself :P) the guys finally went back to the car - i was do dejectingly looking for the last time - how so beautiful the place was. iceland suprised me so much, it made love to me the very beginning but not at this point that i was giving the love back.
i was stupid but i hope its not too late.
oh iceland, youre so beautiful. it fucking hurts.