I would have liked to stop for a closer look on many occasions, but the road was built very minimalistic with often no possibility to park the van for several kilometres. This low budget approach became even more apparent when rivers or glacial marshes had to be crossed. Bridges here were one-lane and often wooden constructions. Maybe the risk of these buildings becoming swept away fairly often made it not worth to invest in more solid constructions.
The road followed the coast alternating between fjords cutting deep into the coastal mountains and exposed parts of the sea. I passed wetlands, lush bays, steep cliffs, rocky coastlines with nooks and crannies and the odd black-sand beach. The landscape inland offered a similar variability changing between rolling hills, steep rocky mountain flanks, meandering rivers coming out of wide valleys, numerous waterfalls and some geological oddities. I drove for hours and despite the increasing rain and reduced visibility it was a pure pleasure.
It was a strenuous drive nevertheless, so in the end I was happy when I finally reached Hofn and was able to check into the campsite despite arriving after midnight.
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