Kjalvegur 2019: Prologue, route and arrival
The Kjölur plateau between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers
This time, for cost reasons, we opted for the low-cost airline Wizz Air. This airline departs from the small Terminal 1A at Vienna Airport, with bus transfer to the plane. No issue, also we fly off on time and have the whole 3-seat row to ourselves. With the narrow rows of seats, this is a fine thing. But after an hour of flight time, the captain speaks up and says meaningfully, “Dear passengers, bad luck – we may have to make a stopover, as we have too little fuel in the tank due to the strong headwind and a certain reserve is necessary when flying over the sea.” Okay, that’s new! After another hour we get the news that we will indeed be making a stopover in Norway (Stavanger). So we are landing, then waiting, waiting, waiting … and at 4pm local time we finally arrive in Reykjavík.
We take the Flybus, which brings us to the camping site in Reykjavík at 6 pm. We have already bought the bus ticket at home. At the campground we check in, buy a small gas cartridge, pitch our tent and go to Kaffi lækur near the campground to have dinner. At the reception we get the information how to get to BSI tomorrow, where our bus leaves: with line 14 to Hlemmur, then with line 5 or 15 to BSI. (Attention, the bus does not go in to BSI, you have to get off already on the street in front of it).
Now we are ready to start our hike tomorrow!
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