Iceland: West, Part II

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Arnarstapi

Along the coast was my favorite town on the peninsula - and maybe in Iceland. Arnarstapi is a quaint little town that consists of not much more than a fishing hub, one coffee shop, some tiny cottages for rent, and a fish and chips truck that was closed for the season.  Across the street from all of this is a nice walk along the coast, overlooking the ocean. 

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Saxhólsbjarg

The road to this lighthouse was not an easy one - especially in our little home on wheels. Located in Snæfellsjökull National Park, this gem of a lighthouse overlooks the Greenland sea. Fun fact: this is where many of the puffins hang out (so the sign says) but they had already left for the winter season. Next time! 

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Stykkishólmur

This town meant to much to us. Maybe its because of all the cute colored houses surrounded by mountains. Or the fact that part of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was filmed here. Or maybe its because this is where we had our first proper cup of coffee since being in the country. For whatever reason, this town has a special place in our hearts and we can't wait to get back. 

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Our time in the west was well spent. We even ended up coming full swing around the island and back up for two more days on the tail end of our trip. Two days into the trip with twelve left to go, nothing could could prepare us for the beauty we had yet to see. Up next, the north. 

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Chelsea Ruggiero