( The Land of the Midnight Sun )

Snæfellsjökull and the Snæfellsnes Peninsular

Day 6. 20 June 2004

Sunday. I am first to rise on this morning and at around eight-thirty I take my shower. I then venture out into the garden to photograph the morning. Half an hour or so later Janet and Adi join me. I breakfast and finish writing up yesterday before Signý and Nils join us.

Whilst the rest of the family breakfast and sort out their packing I descend into the cellar and explore the fragile foundations and the precarious beams that hold up the floor above. A coal cellar was down here, along with a buttery where Adi’s grandmother would work used to be down here, I am told.

A little before noon, I head out, once more on the Stykkishólmur road, though this time in Nils moster jeep, with Kjartan and my two cousins. We leave Janet and Adi at Brautaholt to finish sorting thougs and out and wind their way leisurely back to Reykjavik, whilst we travel round the Snæfellsnes peninsular and across the Snæfelssjökull.

We make good tme on the un-paved roads in the truck with the big wheels and the speedometer that reads 20km/h more than is actually being driven. The drive up is sunny, yet the glacier remains in cloud.

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