I. Snæfellsnes and the furious wind
August 5 - 12, 2014
And so our journey begins. We arrive at Keflavík Airport late on August 5th. After spending one night at Alex Camping, which really isn't a camping anymore as we had to pay quite a lot for a small cabin, we head out to Reykjavík. The good thing about this place is that they pick you up from the airport and you can safely leave the bike boxes with them. The first photo with us and the loaded bikes and we're off.
We have all types of weather on the first 50 km, but we make it to Reykjavík nevertheless. The camping besides City Hostel is super crowded with tourists from all over the world: backpackers taking the bus, cyclists and the ones with the rented cars. The environment is very welcoming and surprisingly quiet.
The next day I manage to find a bike service which quickly fixes the front brake disc on my bike which got bent during transportation. We meet a Canadian couple who share with us their bike adventure. We learn so much from them. Thanks, guys. One important advice is to take the bus to Borgarnes to avoid the highway traffic. And so we do. Groceries and we're ready.