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Iceland – 2015

Iceland – Reflections

After a number of Murvi-van holidays exploring Scotland, Orkneys and Shetland Isles we felt that now was the time to be a little more adventurous. We had the idea that for our ‘first time foreign’ Murvi-van holiday we would continue our travels northward, and visit Iceland and the Faroe Islands. After all it did not […]

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Iceland – Trip Summary, Facts & Figures

Duration 62 days total 30 days in Iceland (IS) 10 days in The Faroe Islands (FO) 17 days travelling between UK and Hirtshals 5 days on board M/S Norröna Mileage 4,414 total 2,030 around Iceland (some unsealed and rough!) 258 around The Faroe Islands 2,126 UK to Hirtshals return Xrates Euro 1.39 = £1 ISK […]

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And so two becomes one …

On our arrival in Hirtshals the final two Murvis parted company to make their own ways home after a wonderful experience in Iceland and the Faroes.

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… and the very old.

A hike today to Kirkjubour, the most historically significant site in the Faroe Islands.

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The new and the old

Returning to Torshavn via the new sub-sea tunnel and a visit to Duvugardar Farm and Museum at Saksun which is an excellent snapshot of Faroese life from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.

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Flying with the birds …

… courtesy of the Atlantic Airways helicopter between Klaksvik and Fugloy, with a hike to join M/F Ratin back to Hvannasund.

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Sailing with Sam

A voyage on M/F Sam to Kalsoy AKA the Recorder due to the number of tunnels and travel through those tunnels by bus to Trollanes for a hike out to the Kallur lighthouse.

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A bus trip to the Faroes most northerly settlement

Time to leave the negotiation of the single lane unlit, claustrophobic, tunnels to the professionals and take a bus to Viðareiði.

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A Trio becomes a Duo

On leaving Æðuvík one Murvi has had to turn west and return to Torshavn to catch the ferry while the other two have turned east to Klaksvik.

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Buttercup routes

The Faroese call their scenic tourist routes ‘Buttercup Routes’ and today’s route was certainly worthy of that title

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