Iceland - day 13

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.


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.