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Campervan Adventures in Iceland: Day 29 - Borgarfjörður eystri

Day 29 was a great day even though we didn't do that much. We got up in the morning and drove to Borgarfjörður eystri to see the puffins! I had read some old accounts of driving here that said the last bit was gravel and sketchy, but the road has since been paved so we were good to go. There was one 15km section of gravel that they were working on while we drive through. About half of it was super slow going, the other half was fine, so it wasn't too bad overall. 

Going over the pass was so foggy you couldn't see 2 feet so that was really slow going

But once we got over the pass it was sunny and clear skies!

We headed straight through town to the end of the road at Borgarfjarðarhöfn to see the puffins! Like I said before everything I had read online was that you need to be there early in the morning or later in the evening to see them so when we got there close to 11am I thought we had missed most of them

But there were so many of them everywhere!

It wasn't a very big area, but we were here for quite a while as it was so fun just watching the puffins and other birds do their thing.

Plus the area was gorgeous!

On the way back to town we stopped to take a walk

But it was so windy which was bitterly cold we didn't go that far

Once we got to town we parked along the water so we could watch the ducks (mostly Eider) while eating lunch. Then we headed to the campsite to park before wandering around town. It is really small so a wander doesn't take that long. 

Lindarbakki turf house

And the church are right next to the campground

We walked down to this beach area which was so much fun! There were so many Arctic Terns and Kittiwakes flying around!

We found lots of cool rocks!

Right next to the campground is also Álfaborg which was a quick 5-minute walk 

Most of the day was spent hanging out at the van, playing games and just relaxing. We kept going out for short walks around town and to spy on the birds and then back for more relaxation. It was a beautiful area and if it hadn't have been so windy we would have done more hiking. 

All in all a pretty great day. The area was gorgeous, the puffins were fun, and we got to relax a bit. 12.3kn walked


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