Our cruise continued from Norway to Iceland.
We were supposed to have 4 visits, but for 3 of them the port authorities refused to see us because the ocean was angry, and the boat would have crashed into the dock. I didn’t think the waters were so dangerous, and I think I know what I’m talking about. I’ve been on 16 or 17 cruises and there were some days when the sea was rough: we were rolling out of bed. However, such situations are very rare. Both my wife and I have no problems with seasickness, and 99% of the time, we don’t even feel like we’re sailing (that doesn’t mean we’re numb). Well, the sea in Iceland was nowhere near bad enough to warrant such a measure (in my opinion). Anyway, Princess (the cruise line) managed to negotiate a stop in another fjord, so we had two stops.
And that unexpected stop was by far the most successful day of the entire vacation.
The weather was gorgeous. And the small town had a nature around that excited us.
I was surprised by how devoid of forests the island is. But it had its charm. With the snow melting all year round, the waterfalls flow from the heights almost side by side, like the thinning hair of an older head.
Some took the bus to a larger waterfall. We went on foot. Initially, we wanted to climb the ridge and get there at the top, then go down to the waterfall, but we gave up about halfway up; our muscles gave out. We followed an easier way upstream…
Before returning to the ship, we crossed the town’s downtown.