In September 2017, during my few days off from work I took a hike to Snieznik mountain (1426 m a.s.l.). It was a cold, foggy day, but I just love walking through a forest in a thick fog.
Lastly, few shots from our last day. We killed time before departure visiting Reykjavik. :)
The day before last, on our way back to Reykjavik. Weather was still not good, a lot of clouds with tiny bits of sun coming through here and there. First we went to see yet another waterfall - Glymur. You need to take a hike to get there (and walk across the stream) and the road may be steep at times but it’s worth it and it’s not very demanding. What is useful, especially after a rain - is a set of trekking shoes.
When we went up almost to the top of the trail we had an amazing, almost idyllic view on the waterfall. The sun shown itself for a moment creating a beautiful rainbow in the gorge and there were seagulls flying inside of it as well. It was like looking at a natures masterpiece. Unfortunately it was practically impossible to catch on camera.. :(
Somewhere along the road we stopped and I had an opportunity to photograph some Oystercatchers. I’ve seen them before but they were hard to photograph without anything to mask myself. This time they were skittish too but allowed for some decent photos.
We continued on our journey towards Reykjavik.
Last stop for that day was Þingvellir - national shrine of Iceland. It is a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. Þingvellir has for this reason been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, this place has also unique geology and natural features - a canyon Almannagjá, formed between two tectonic plates, a visual representation of continental drift.
Day 13, almost the end of the trip. Weather still bad, but we are trying to see as much as possible. :) We were mostly in the car, driving and looking at surroundings. First we took the road from Patreksfjordur to the famous Kirkjufell mountain.
Kirkjufell is very a very popular place. I’ve seen on the internet many amazing sunrise/sunset photos, maybe one day I’ll make on of my own. :)
After having this place checked out, we went back along the peninsula towards Borgarnes, where we stayed for the night. We passed through amazing, another martian-like places with red dirt and moss. Unfortunately lack of sun prevented us from photographing it in its full glory.