Icy Stare

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Icy Stare.  June 16, 2016.  Snæfellsjökull, Iceland.

Neil casts his icy stare on the Icelandic mountain road that we somehow climbed in our supermini car, contemplating how we’ll get down.

While exploring Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula, Neil and I unknowingly drove up the mountain Snæfellsjökull.  Our rental contract prohibited us from driving up mountain roads, but the F570 was marked as “570” on our map and on the road sign.  The absence of the “F” incorrectly indicated that the road was not a mountain road.

While debating whether or not to drive up the gravel road, we met an Irishman driving a van in the opposite direction.  He told us, “Give it a go.  You’ll be fine.”  We followed his advice, even though he sounded drunk.

The tiny Opel Corsa made it further up the mountain than it should have, but the drive down was even more nerve wracking.

Snæfellsnes:  https://infogalactic.com/info/Sn%C3%A6fellsnes

Snæfellsjökull:  https://infogalactic.com/info/Sn%C3%A6fellsj%C3%B6kull

Proof that the F570 sign said “570”:  https://www.zigzagonearth.com/f570-snaefellsnes-glacier/

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