Iceland: Four Dudes in a Van: Days 6-7

The view from our boat during Whale Watching in Akureyri with  Ambassador!

The view from our boat during Whale Watching in Akureyri with Ambassador!

This is the 2nd to last post of my 6 piece series on our road trip through the Ring Road in Iceland. If you missed any of them head to our blog archives at the bottom and head to my Mike R series.

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Day Six brought us to our first night sleep not in a van or on the ground so far on the trip and it was very welcomed! We stayed in the 2nd largest city in Iceland which is  Akureyri  and is on the Northern Tip of Iceland.  It was a fun city and we had a great time exploring, eating, running, and drinking our way through it. To put things in perspective though its population is 17,304 and it's the 2nd BIGGEST city in Iceland.  It's a small town in America.

Day Six brought us to our first night sleep not in a van or on the ground so far on the trip and it was very welcomed!
We stayed in the 2nd largest city in Iceland which is Akureyri and is on the Northern Tip of Iceland.  It was a fun city and we had a great time exploring, eating, running, and drinking our way through it.
To put things in perspective though its population is 17,304 and it's the 2nd BIGGEST city in Iceland.  It's a small town in America.

Our whale watching tour was NON STOP.  We followed around about a dozen humpbacks for two hours and were left with memories to last a lifetime.

We then embarked on our longest drive of the trip.  We chose to get back to the capital to have two nights there instead of just one. Which was a great idea, however it left us with many view of things like empty benches! If you head up to the  Snaefelness Peninsula  from here instead you are in a for a treat but we didn't have the time to make it happen.

We then embarked on our longest drive of the trip.  We chose to get back to the capital to have two nights there instead of just one.
Which was a great idea, however it left us with many view of things like empty benches!
If you head up to the Snaefelness Peninsula from here instead you are in a for a treat but we didn't have the time to make it happen.

Rainbows were always welcome during our 4.5 hour drive to the capital!

Rainbows were always welcome during our 4.5 hour drive to the capital!

WE made it to downtown  Reykjavik!  We are back on the grid. We used some Hilton Honors points for one night and split the pricey hotel four ways the 2nd night and stayed at the  Canopy  by Hilton which was a great location.

WE made it to downtown Reykjavik! We are back on the grid. We used some Hilton Honors points for one night and split the pricey hotel four ways the 2nd night and stayed at the Canopy by Hilton which was a great location.

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Apparently we parked our Happy Campers Van in front of a nightclub so it was surrounded by an all night rave :).  We'll be back with that and more for the final post on our adventures in the capital of Iceland in a few weeks!

If you are planning a trip to Iceland and want to chat more put a comment below and I can give you more info, tips, and must do's on your epic road trip to Iceland.
It was a trip that I'll truly NEVER FORGET.

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