The Landrover and the MV Norröna in Seyðisfjörður

Arrived in Iceland

Woke up at 7am, and took a look on deck. Iceland was in view, and we had a lovely clear morning. We are nearly there, and there is only the small matter of Customs to clear.After a pleasant trip up the fjord, we dock at Seyðisfjörður, and are just about the last vehicle to get off the ferry. Road Tax for diesels is incredibly high (3,366Kr/week ~ £500 for 10 weeks), so we opt to just buy two weeks worth, and worry about the difference later on. The customs guys are pretty keen to take a look in the back of our Landrover, but all our food is carefully stashed away in boxes labelled “Canoeing Kit”, and they do not press too hard. We are in!

First picnic from the back of the Landrover

After unloading some of our food into the helpful tourist office, we head off south, eventually reaching the Daala river, on Route 92. The weather is really pleasant, although as the saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Iceland, wait for an hour and it will change”. Fingers crossed the high pressure stays here.

We have lunch, then paddle the river. Pretty easy, and a great warm-up for things to come. Continue south in search of more rivers to run….

Andy on the first drop on the Daala

Camping in the East Fjords, Iceland