Iceland - day 9

9th day was pretty much about lake Myvatn and it’s surroundings. The road there gave us pretty Martian-like landscapes with vast areas of land covered by almost nothing.

We stopped at yet another geothermal area called Hverir. The stench of sulphur was getting more and more annoying with every site like that that we visited. ;) But this one is really worth going to.

Hverir, another aspect of Martian-like landscape.

Myvatn Geothermal Area. And yes, water really had that colour.

Next stop - Grjótagjá cave. The place is not so obvious with tourists (yay!). Cave looks amazing inside, there is very little space but there is a good spot for long exposure photo. :) Locals used to bathe there till 1970s when water became too hot to use (due to volcanic activity).

In close proximity to the cave there is famous Dimmuborgir area. I call it Icelandic rock city as it reminds me of Czech rock cities (for example Adrspach-Teplice Rocks) where you just wander around various rock formations, although the composition of rocks is different. Quite big area to walk around and unfortunately we didn’t have time to see it all.

Now going directly to the lake itself. The name Myvatn translates into “lake of migets”. Very nice area, the lake is big and can certainly offer a lot more that we were able to see. It’s known for it’s variety of bird life. I was able to catch Eurasian Wigeon with young, swimming close to the shore.

Somewhere along the road.

We also visited quite popular Godafoss waterfall and shot some more landscapes along the way.


Iceland - day 7

Day 7 started with a short hike to Svartifoss waterfall. Very picturesque with amazing stone formations. It was much less crowded than other waterfalls, much to my liking.

Next, we visited two “tongues” of Vatnajökull glacier - Skaftafellsjokull and Svínafellsjokull. I enjoyed Svínafellsjokull better. There was even path along the ice, sometimes quite narrow but it really gave the overview of how large this glacier really is.

Svínafellsjokull from a different angle.

Next we visited beautiful, little church in Hof. Very unique. And next two photos are from a stop along road number 1.

Main point of that day was to see ice floating on water. That was one of the things I really wanted to see. We visited two lakes in close proximity to each other - Fjallsarlon and Jokulsarlon. Definitely something to see if you’re in the area.

Practically the whole day we were running from the storm. In most of the pictures you can see storm clouds on the left (coming from west while we were travelling east). Every place we stopped it seemed to catch up with us. At the end of the day we finally left it behind. Our last stop was Eskey view point.


Germany 2017, day 3

On the third day, in a lovely weather, we visited two castles in close proximity - Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Both are beautifully decorated on the inside, unfortunately photos were not allowed. No wonder Disney's Castle was inspired by Neuschwanstein. :)


Slovenia - part 3 - Bohinj Lake

A few shots from Bohinj Lake area and Savica waterfall (which is very near Bohinj Lake).


Slovenia - part 1 - Lake Bled

First part of photos from my recent trip to Slovenia are ready. These were made on the Bled Castle and surroundings of Lake Bled.