Day 12: Kerlingarfjöll – Selfoss


In the morning I ride a few kilometers further southwest into the highlands to a parking lot with a view to a geothermal area. A wonderful landscape, which, however, is not so easy to hike in motorcycle clothes, as the path leads quite up and down.

The ride out of the highlands offers many impressive views. The F35 is not difficult to ride, so I can enjoy the views reasonably well.

When you leave the highlands, you run into the first sights: the Gullfoss, where I have a lunch break, or THE geyser, which erupts irregularly every few minutes since the eruptions have been left to nature again and are no longer under chemical control.

My destination for today is a plot of land in the countryside near Selfoss. Guðmundur invited me to spend the long weekend with a public holiday with him, his sister and her family.

There I am welcomed very warmly and pitch my tent next to that of Guðmundur. There is already a small house on the property, and construction of another somewhat larger house is just beginning.

In the evening I am given a friendly welcome and have interesting conversations with Guðmundur and his family.