Adventures and getting new experiences has always been my thing, something that makes me happy, and something that makes me feel free. And the trip to Ingólfshöfði to see the puffins here in southeast Iceland was one of those moments I will remember for the rest of my life.
It all starts with a 30-40 minute «drive», where we were standing on the back of a trailer on a tractor.
We went through rivers, and so open landscapes, with black sand as far as the eye could see, that it felt like I was in the desert for some moments. And to just stand there, looking out with new and good friends was just perfect. To just be in that moment.
When we arrived at cape Ingólfshöfði, we learned some history. That this place is in some way where it all started, with a man named Ingólfur Arnarson in around 874 CE. And that he also founded and started Reykjavik (name changed later to Reykjavik). And that both Swedish and Norwegian people have a part in the Icelandic history.
We hiked up a sand dune to get on top of the cliff and walked towards the end of it. The view from up there was breathtaking. And the fields with black sand and mountains at the end. The ocean coming in over the black sand and below the cliff. It was stunning.
And then the puffins started to show up, the closer we got to the end of the cliff, there more puffins we saw. And they are so small, and so cute. The guide explained that we had to step carefully, hence the puffins have holes in the ground that goes far far down into the cliff, where they hide their babys.
And I have almost lost count on how much photos and videos I have taken of these little creatures. But they are just so adorable! And I am very grateful to check this off my bucket list. And to have seen and experienced this.
On the way back I enjoyed the views one last time, before I ran down the sand dune like a little child, with sand splashing everywhere. My shoes was so full of black sand after, that it pushed my toes back, haha!
I can definitely recommend the puffin tour in Ingólfshöfði. The guide was awesome, smiling, told jokes, taught us some history (that is also his own history, hence he relates with the ancestors of Iceland) and also showed us some of the Icelandic beauty.
If you missed part one of this trip, you can click here to see it.