The adventure for Saturday was to pack up, get the rental car and head for the northeast as it would be raining in the Akureyri area all day. Heading out of town, we left the overcast clouds behind us - our first stop was Goðafoss, one of the larger waterfalls in Iceland. We had a great deal of fun climbing on the slippery rocks to get close to the overlook (a lawyers dream in the U.S.) and got a lot of pictures and video along the way. Next on to Husavik where we were planning on seeing more birds and hiking in nature - we made a short stop in the town and saw that we could get on a speedboat for an hour at 4PM to see Puffin Island (it was noon time at that point) so we said fine. Bypassed the local sights and continued northeast for about forty minutes where we found a wonderful area with swans, ducks and arctic terns. The area had been formed as the result of an earthquake twenty years ago, again the birds shied away from the "outsiders" but we had fun and got plenty of footage. We drove around in the adjacent areas and saw how quiet it could be in the country (without the sounds of the arctic terns), then it was time to get back for the speedboat ride. Upon arriving at the dock, we got into the special insulated suits (think of the twenty foot rubber boats and insulated suits in Whale Wars) and off we went for the 20 minute trip - lots of sea spray and pounding as the boat raced across the waves toward our destination. The island is strictly off limits to visitors but we got to stay offshore and watch (from a different angle than we had on Grimsey) the comings and goings of this particular colony of puffins. Next off for a two hour trip to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe - much of this way we had already traveled earlier in the afternoon before the boat trip. There are two roads to Dettifoss, roads 864 and 862 - 862 is the recommended road as 864 is marked strictly for 4 wheel drive vehicles. Taking 862, we wondered how bad 864 could have been since 862 was 35 miles of basically unimproved dirt/gravel road which took almost an hour to accomplish (I did read the pot holes were galore on 864, that was the additional benefit). Arriving at our destination, we then decided to walk south a bit to get better photos, climbed halfway down the hill (rock and mud) when Marc said that we should abandon the plan and go down the regular approach since it appeared imminent that it would rain and we were carrying cameras and a tripod and did not want to get stuck. Anyhow, we made our way back up and descended down the main approach which in itself is an undertaking with the uneven walkways, irregular steps and dirt /mud as a result of the waterfall spray. Since this waterfall is in the central part of Northern Iceland which is also home to the largest desert in Europe, the water going over the falls is quite dirty - the water going over Goðafoss earlier in the day was crystal clear! Anyhow, on to our next target which was basically to get back to Akureyri before 10PM. Another 35 miles on 864 to get to an improved road and when we reached it the sounds of silence were almost deafening - we then took an informal bet as to the arrival time back in Akureyri - Paul said 9:45 and Marc said 9:30. We drove in and out of rain showers most of the way, Marc was accused of being a madman on the road (no, 90 MPH is not the same as 90KPH as Paul pointed out a few times) but there was little in the way of vehicles on the road anytime here let alone at 8 PM in the real middle of nowhere. We had traveled about 325 miles today on the various outings... Marc is accused of stacking the odds in his favor but we did arrive back in town at 9:20, found the new rooming house, basically dormitories (small room with two beds and a common bathroom on the floor).