It was fascinating as he explained his feelings and adapting to Iceland. For example, he told us that without Icelandic you don't have access to any good job... But once you pick it up (it took him 8 months) you are done and can rise pretty quickly. He is really happy about being there, only missing a little the standard Mediterranean stuff, like plenty of sunlight.
His view of the supposed big economical crisis of Iceland is amusing, seen from the outside world. What he observed is that people stopped taking vacation 5 times a year and took them 3 times a year instead. I don't know if this is the trend or it is just what happened in the restaurant businesses, but if true would just mean that it wasn't that bad.
The visit is done in a trailer pulled by a tractor and takes around 3 hours. What we did not know is that there is only one departure each day, and it is at 12:00 (if I remember correctly, maybe it was at 11:00). The point is we arrived something like 20 minutes late. And the weather was (how may I say it?) pretty Icelandic.
Today was the first time we saw gale winds in Iceland. Really impressing and strong... And cold. We considered walking to catch the tractor but we were freezing after just a few meters. Change of plans needed...
Jökulsárlón, a nice place
Back to the guest house
The view from the hotpots
In case you are interested, we drove for 943 km today, although it looks like we did nothing at all.
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