This is an amazing place to stay in Iceland. This AirBnb is beautifully located near the Bay of Swans, in south-eastern Iceland. It was built as a school in the 90s, then it was a meeting centre for local communities, now it offers rooms for rent with a nice breakfast in the morning.
Info: Kerhamrar AirBnb, Gisli and Kata
This is the view of the entire area:
Today, we have experienced something new: sunshine in Iceland:
In the morning we were lucky to meet one Iceland’s inhabitants – a reindeer!
Not only on the wall in our AIRBNB…
but in nature:
Reindeers were introduced from Norway late in the 18th century originally for farming, but reindeer husbandry the Scandinavian style did not tempt the Icelanders, and the animals were never domesticated. Today the wild reindeer live only in East Iceland, mostly at higher elevations in summer but seek lower grassland, closer to the coast in winter. (http://www.east.is/en/inspiration/nature/reindeers)
Today, we decided to go for a long hike in the area where we had stayed for the night, Djupivogur.
And now, follow me, let’s see the beauty of this land:
A real Troll’s Bridge:
Many friendly faces:
And a little bit of sunshine:
An interesting fact about Iceland:
The lack of sunshine over the winter months means that the types of grasses and mosses that have survived here need to be super-photosynthesizers, and they are consequently greener than you will find further south of the Arctic.