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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Today we will tour the geothermal area around the lake and then try to head onto the mountain roads. We had heard that the F roads to the center of the island had opened the day before. That said we did hear the last 10 km was still snow covered…. If you want a ride up there in a super jeep it is 350$ per person!!





    The Myvatn Lake was formed by an eruption 2300 years ago and the surrounding landscape shows the results. There are rootless vents or pseudocraters, lava pillars, and underground hot springs.



    [​IMG]mytvan loop 13 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr






    [​IMG]mytvan loop 14 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  2. Saralou

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    just came across this nice epic ride!

    looks i have to do a lot of catching up.

    thanks for the rr.
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    From here we rode 65 km east on the 1 to the mountain road F905 towards the center. It was a good gravel road, but it was very cold and windy. About 31 km in you get to the turn off to the F905/F910 towards the Askja caldera in the central highlands. It was already about zero degrees, very windy, and there was 81 km to go. We decided to turn back since the road was probably still snow covered. From here we rode back on the F907 to rejoin the highway 1.




    [​IMG]mytvan loop 43 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]mytvan loop 44 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]mytvan loop 45 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]mytvan loop 46 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]mytvan loop 47 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]mytvan loop 48 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]mytvan loop 49 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]mytvan loop 51 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]mytvan loop 52 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks and welcome along for the WWR!!!
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had intermittent rain until we arrived to Egilsstadir. Driving around for over an hour we could not find a place to stay that was under 200$. By then the rain had stopped and we made for the campground in town. Here they have laundry and a nice common room. We also met Dieter who is a German who lives in Norway.


    [​IMG]faroe islands 1 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    For a brake today from the bikes we joined our friends in the jeep. Leaving Egilsstadir we drove up the fjord to the trailhead for the Henegifoss. This is a pretty steep climb for about an hour until you can really see the falls.


    [​IMG]jeep day 5 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]jeep day 6 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr






    [​IMG]jeep day 7 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr






    [​IMG]jeep day 8 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr








    [​IMG]jeep day 2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]jeep day 4 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]jeep day 3 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We went to the Bonus again to stock up for the Faroe Islands. While we were shopping Dagmar walked up to us and said “were you in Portugal about 6 weeks ago?” You were with your Swedish friend? I think my husband took a photo of you at Cabo san Vicente! She had seen our bikes parked outside and came to check if we were the BC riders she had seen there. Small world!




    [​IMG]DSC01891 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]sagres 44 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    This cooked chicken is 16$!


    [​IMG]DSC01895 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC01896 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We rode over the pass to Seydisfjordur to check into the hostal and met most of the other riders who were getting the ferry the next day. This included a 65-year-old Italian on a Tricker! The town itself in well situated and picturesque.


    [​IMG]DSC01892 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC01894 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]faroe islands 2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC01899 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC01901 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC01905 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr






    [​IMG]DSC01906 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr





    [​IMG]DSC01909 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr




    [​IMG]DSC01911 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC01912 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr






    [​IMG]DSC01913 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had met this very nice Danish man on the way over on the ferry. He is an avid birder and he pointed out for us a pair of harlequin ducks, which are only found here in Iceland and are apparently a rare sight as well!! We joined up again with our friend Dieter also.


    [​IMG]faroe islands 7 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]images by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]faroe islands 11 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    SPOT summary for Iceland


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 9.51.16 AM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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