From Kolugljufur we drove into the town of Strandir. The region of Streandir, (mainly coasts) was one of the most remote areas in Iceland, known for inhabitants’ knowledge of magic and as a refuge for criminals. The landscape of Sjramdor is far from uniform, the low hills of Hrutafjorour in the south change to 700m, high mountains rising straight from the coast.
The town Hólmavík and Drangsnes village are the most heavily populated areas; around 400 people live in Hólmavík and barely 100 live in Drangsnes. Unfortunately, we didn’t stay long in this place due to strong wind and tides. The high tide and waves crashing against the rocks at the coast. it was also snowing heavily that we need to retreat back to our car and take the rest of the day staying in door.
Cheeky to say that I didn’t took much photos of this place due to the weather conditions but I took lot of photos of the wild horses grazing on the fields, with strong gale and snow. The wild horses stick together as a small group, I am not sure whether to keep warm together against the cold weather. They keep flicking their heads to avoid the flying snow getting into their eyes.
We didn’t do any sight-seeing for the rest of the day and pretty happy to do some shopping at the local shop and cook at the chalet, Staying indoor to keep warm and cosy enjoying our lunch and dinner. As we been told by the landlord that the road is closed due to heavy snowing. He help us by calling our agent to cancel our booking with another hotel in the North Iceland near to the coast.