Taking road 54 from Stykkisholmur towards Budardalur in April was a pleasant experience. The unsurfaced road meanders around fjords and beautiful scenery is around every corner.
Here we were, 7 people in a jeep on the way to Eiriksstadir on a beautiful day in April. The snow was disappearing and making way for an Icelandic spring.
We were heading towards Eiriksstadir, a reconstructed viking longhouse and former homestead of Erik the Red, the first European to discover Greenland. The homestead was the birthplace of his son Leif Eiriksson, the first known European discoverer of the Americas.
The unsurfaced route 586 towards the homestead is beautiful, especially around Haukadalsvatn, a beautiful lake which looked inviting with it's deep blue colours.
The open air museum was closed on this particular day in April, but we still enjoyed walking around the area and the replica longhouse. Next stop was the town of Budardalur where we searched for a restaurant, unfortunately to no avail. But a lot of the Icelandic petrol stations have a small restaurant. As the weather was great, we decided to have an improvised picnic, although jackets and hats were still required.
In the town is a small pool with two seals which was visited to the delight of the children.
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We are Peter & Dolores De Bie. We love the great outdoors, discovering new parts of the world and writing about our adventures along the Wild Atlantic Way and further afield