We start our day with a stopover in Blöndúos for some food shopping before the drive to Skagaströnd. Another stopover this time at Kàlfshamarsvik for a tour of the lighthouse and the beautiful basaltic cliffs nearby.
On the way back, the Arctic terns apparently did not like seeing us come near them a second time, and we realized we were probably near their nest. A dozen of them tried to frighten us by flying very close to our heads like a scene out of a Hitchcock movie...
It was best not to hang around... We quickly got back on the road for the Glaumbaer farm, a typical small farms with the peat and bright green grass roof, like a windown into the lifestyle of local farmers since the dawn of time.
Akureyri Botanical Garden
Behind these picturesque houses there is also a small church, the Viðymiri church, well worth a visit. The last stop in the itinerary is the charming town of Akureyri.
The weather is superb so we take a long walk through the streets of the "Capital of the North". We stop for a coffee at the “Pot Bleu” (Blàa Kannan), the unmissable blue and red house that stands proudly on the city's main street.
The inside of the café is just as stunning as the outside, and the service is excellent. The last stop in the itinerary is the botanical garden, a really pleasant experience walking surrounded by a wide variety of flowers and plants.