Escaping the heatwave 2019 Ongoing

by Kostadin Mutafchiev

6090km in 20 days · 251 views

Day 20, Wednesday, August 21

Day 19, Tuesday, August 20

Day 18, Monday, August 19

Day 17, Sunday, August 18

119km in 2h · 63km/h
  • Traveled 51km in 36min
  • 18:52 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 18km in 21min
  • 15:36 Stop for 2h 54min
  • Traveled 29km in 28min
  • 14:35 Stop for 32min
  • Traveled 21km in 21min

Day 16, Saturday, August 17

195km in 3h · 67km/h
  • 19:47 Stop for 18h 26min
  • Traveled 55km in 38min
  • 18:58 Stop for 10min
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  • Traveled 27km in 21min
  • 16:07 Stop for 1h 58min
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  • Traveled 728m in 46s
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Day 15, Friday, August 16

126km in 2h · 54km/h
  • 14:24 Stop for 1d 00h
  • Traveled 22km in 18min
  • 14:01 Stop for 4min
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  • 08:46 5h 11min Waiting for the rain to stop, but without any results.
  • Traveled 35m in 6s
  • 08:42 Stop for 4min
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  • Traveled 13km in 11min
  • 08:09 16min The most remote point of the islands accessible via road (w/o ferries)
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  • Traveled 65km in 50min
  • 05:50 58min Gas and maintenance after a slow and VERY early disembarkment between 3 and 3 a.m. local time.
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Day 14, Thursday, August 15

70km in 1h · 75km/h
  • 11:53 17h 53min Again on the ferry. Next stop - the Faroe Islands.
  • Traveled 174m in 48s
  • 11:48 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 57km in 39min
  • 11:06 Stop for 2min
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  • Traveled 9km in 5min

Day 13, Wednesday, August 14

361km in 4h · 81km/h
  • 21:45 13h 08min A night with Hogni and Unnur, that have been referenced by Melanie and Greg Turp. A great evening with talks about adventures and stories from the road. Also, they got us copies of their book about the trip they've made to Mongolia in 2014.
  • Traveled 9km in 6min
  • 21:34 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 35km in 20min
  • 20:28 45min Snack and gas stop.
  • Traveled 160km in 1h 49min
  • 17:57 41min The East viewpoint to the Detifoss waterfall - the most powerful in Europe. Road was "unsealed" and full of potholes and inadequate drivers.
  • Traveled 70km in 57min
  • 15:42 1h 17min Leirhnjukur - an active geothermal site. It is not a coincidence that one of the bigger geothermal electric power plants (Krafla) is in the area as well.
  • Traveled 10km in 11min
  • 15:28 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 12km in 8min
  • 14:34 45min Myvatn - rather regular view in the company of what we've seen in Iceland the previous days.
  • Traveled 38km in 23min
  • 13:35 34min Godafoss, the Golden Waterfall.
  • Traveled 21km in 12min
  • 13:17 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 6km in 6min

Day 12, Tuesday, August 13

626km in 7h · 68km/h
  • 22:14 14h 56min Very nice and cheap (for the local standards) hostel. Warm shower and a roof above our heads.
  • Traveled 104m in 38s
  • 22:11 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 144km in 1h 26min
  • 19:58 46min Gas and some calories for the bodies after the battle with the winds on the road.
  • Traveled 76km in 49min
  • 18:43 25min A nice rock formation almost on the beach. Whether it is a troll or an elephant doesn't actually matter that much.
  • Traveled 175km in 1h 55min
  • 16:09 38min Fill up after the futile attempt to see something from the Westfjords. The weather didn't let us go in at least relative comfort.
  • Traveled 35km in 22min
  • 15:40 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 194km in 2h 03min
  • 13:16 20min Fill up and get the forgotten water bottle
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  • 13:05 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 988m in 1min

Day 11, Monday, August 12

599km in 7h · 77km/h
  • 23:21 13h 41min An unattended but well maintained camping and philipine restaurant for dinner.
  • Traveled 139km in 1h 33min
  • 21:33 Stop for 14min
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  • 21:22 Stop for 3min
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  • 20:01 1h 02min A nice walk in the lava fields around Londrangar
  • Traveled 56km in 40min
  • 17:40 1h 41min A supermarket stop to have some lunch and stock on some breakfast supplies.
  • Traveled 51km in 38min
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  • Traveled 125km in 1h 14min
  • 14:05 53min Some time to get warm and to get some calories in after the 100 km offroad and then 50 km in pouring rain.
  • Traveled 147km in 2h 10min

Day 10, Sunday, August 11

223km in 3h · 49km/h
  • 19:25 16h 29min A nice two-storey cabin for the night. Snow outside.
  • Traveled 66m in 25s
  • 18:53 32min A decision to sleep in a cabin here was made
  • Traveled 4km in 7min
  • 18:42 Stop for 3min
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  • 18:32 Stop for 3min
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  • Traveled 30km in 46min
  • 16:54 38min A warm-up stop at a hut on the F35 on our way to Kerlingarfjöll
  • Traveled 42km in 39min
  • 15:44 30min Gullfoss waterfall. Quite remarkable.
  • Traveled 10km in 7min
  • 15:29 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 62km in 43min
  • 13:57 48min Using a KFC to have brunch and to get a bit warm after a windy night.
  • Traveled 69km in 47min

Day 9, Saturday, August 10

417km in 5h · 75km/h
  • 00:08 13h 01min Back to the camping next to Seljafoss
  • Traveled 132km in 1h 20min
  • 22:19 28min Gaysir, the original. We only had a chance to see a smaller one - Stokkur - erupt.
  • Traveled 13km in 10min
  • 22:06 Stop for 2min
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  • 21:59 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 894m in 55s
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  • Traveled 41km in 26min
  • 21:05 23min Kerid crater. Already quite windy
  • Traveled 63km in 42min
  • 20:18 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 49km in 31min
  • 19:05 40min Skogafoss waterfall
  • Traveled 34km in 23min
  • 16:20 2h 21min Restauranting again
  • Traveled 18km in 13min
  • 15:10 Stop for 56min
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  • 14:29 Stop for 36min
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  • 13:58 16min The plainwreck of a DC-3 and the threats of the bus driver.
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  • Traveled 40km in 25min

Day 8, Friday, August 9

281km in 5h · 39km/h
  • 21:15 16h 09min Camping right next to the waterfall
  • Traveled 87m in 25s
  • 21:11 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 684m in 1min
  • 20:39 31min Looking around Seljafoss
  • Traveled 123km in 1h 15min
  • 19:08 15min Refil after a day of offroading
  • Traveled 27km in 30min
  • 18:17 20min Miscommunication and regrouping.
  • Traveled 14km in 19min
  • 17:06 51min Stop at the basecamp for Landmann peak - Landmannalaugar
  • Traveled 501m in 1min
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  • 14:47 26min Monumental river crossing. The first of quite a few (20 or more)
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  • 13:48 22min A very beautiful waterfall, far from the tourist flocks.
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Day 7, Thursday, August 8

458km in 6h · 51km/h
  • 01:09 11h 19min Camping for the night. A bit shocked that Icelandic campings do not offer the level of facilites we are used to.
  • Traveled 214m in 1min
  • 01:03 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 431m in 52s
  • 00:55 Stop for 7min
  • Traveled 70km in 44min
  • 22:55 1h 15min Hike to Svartifoss and its bassalt columns
  • Traveled 45km in 31min
  • 22:19 Stop for 3min
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  • 22:00 16min Another lake at the skirt of the glacier.
  • Traveled 14km in 16min
  • 21:41 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 37m in 10s
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  • 20:45 28min Where the icebergs from Jokulsarlon enter the sea.
  • Traveled 960m in 2min
  • 20:41 Stop for 2min
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  • 19:54 46min The Glacier Lagoon - Jokulsarlon
  • Traveled 80km in 53min
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  • 17:05 37min Vesterhorn itself. And abandoned props from a viking movie scene
  • Traveled 486m in 1min
  • 16:39 24min Starting point for Vesterhorn
  • Traveled 43km in 30min
  • 16:05 Stop for 3min
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  • 15:37 20min Random seaside viewpoint
  • Traveled 33km in 22min
  • 15:12 Stop for 2min
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  • 14:39 23min Stop for snacks and beer.
  • Traveled 24km in 19min
  • 13:58 21min First *foss (a suffix for waterfall in Icelandic)
  • Traveled 9km in 18min
  • 13:22 18min Escaping the rain and 3 degrees temperature in Seydisfjordur and first offroad experiences.
  • Traveled 28km in 27min
  • 12:51 Stop for 3min
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  • Traveled 25m in 51s

Day 6, Wednesday, August 7

Day 5, Tuesday, August 6

6km in 0h · 35km/h
  • 10:10 2d 01h To Iceland!
  • Traveled 321m in 57s
  • 09:17 51min Checking in and boarding the ferry
  • Traveled 3km in 3min
  • 08:41 31min Gas station breakfast and fill up. Iceland is more expensive than Denmark.
  • Traveled 3km in 4min

Day 4, Monday, August 5

826km in 9h · 79km/h
  • 22:29 10h 08min As the camping was full we resorted to finding a place for pitching a tent for the night. Raining a bit.
  • Traveled 5km in 12min
  • 20:18 1h 57min Spoiling ourselves a bit with a restaurant before the sailing.
  • Traveled 17km in 15min
  • 19:56 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 38km in 31min
  • 18:15 1h 10min Walk to Grenen and around.
  • Traveled 251km in 2h 42min
  • 14:50 42min Roadside lunch from a 7eleven.
  • Traveled 139km in 1h 46min
  • 12:32 31min Filling up on the cheap(ish) before entering Denmark.
  • Traveled 184km in 1h 41min
  • 10:31 19min Fuel prices outside the highways are 20 cents down.
  • Traveled 157km in 1h 20min
  • 08:55 16min Fill up before hitting the highway
  • Traveled 34km in 28min

Day 3, Sunday, August 4

665km in 9h · 66km/h
  • 23:35 8h 51min Monument-camping in the park.
  • Traveled 875m in 1min
  • 21:50 1h 43min Greek restaurant working in Sunday evening in Germany. Ouzo and souvlaki for everyone.
  • Traveled 39km in 27min
  • 21:14 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 99km in 1h 12min
  • 19:58 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 4km in 4min
  • 19:48 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 18km in 26min
  • 19:02 Stop for 19min
  • Traveled 151km in 1h 31min
  • 16:20 1h 09min Managed to find the most crowded KFC restaurant in Poland
  • Traveled 134km in 1h 59min
  • 13:47 Stop for 33min
  • Traveled 220km in 2h 49min

Day 2, Saturday, August 3

632km in 9h · 56km/h
  • 21:45 13h 12min A night in Poland. Welcome drink - vodka.
  • Traveled 523m in 4min
  • 21:37 Stop for 3min
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  • Traveled 32km in 32min
  • 20:45 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 103km in 1h 31min
  • 19:11 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 30km in 25min
  • 17:30 1h 15min Lunch in Banska Bistrica. Not very nice service and not very nice food. Would not recommend.
  • Traveled 85km in 1h 09min
  • 15:46 34min After the exclusively boring Hungary and the outskirts of Budapest, a fill up and rest is necessary.
  • Traveled 260km in 3h 28min
  • 11:52 26min Almost out of gas entering Hungary. Breakfast for bikes and bodies.
  • Traveled 5km in 10min
  • 11:33 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 111km in 1h 26min

Day 1, Friday, August 2

485km in 5h · 51km/h
  • 23:45 10h 20min Stop for the night in Novi Sad. The lady is a bike fan, made us promise a photoshoot with the bikes
  • Traveled 197km in 1h 52min
  • 21:33 20min First fill up after a biblical storm near Nis
  • Traveled 231km in 2h 15min
  • 19:14 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 64m in 13s
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  • Traveled 286m in 46s
  • 18:56 Stop for 11min
  • Traveled 14km in 10min
  • 18:42 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 42km in 42min
  • 17:18 40min Packing and strapping everything up.
  • Traveled 1km in 3min

Legend

  • Gas station 18
  • Generic stop 15
  • Beautiful sight 14
  • Tourist sight 7
  • Restaurant 6
  • Camping 6
  • Natural sight 5
  • Hotel 4
  • Something special 4
  • Ferry 2
  • Coffee 1