November 14, 2000
At the top a picnic lunch of caviar, lobster, shrimp and fruits was laid out on an ice table cut out of the glacier. We ate, hiked around a bit, and got back into our now windowless wagon for a fast trip down the mountain. The scenery was stunning as the sun was shinning. Mountains and ice as far as one could see. Yes, the use of the snow cats is noisy and likely hard on the environment, but not many people come to this part of the world, so likely the impact isn't great--I hope.
Less than 2 months later, a huge volcano erupted at the site of our picnic and became world famous for causing much damage to the ring road that goes around Iceland, farms in the area and many bridges.
From journal Hofn, safe harbor after a wild ocean crossing