Today is our fourth day in Iceland and there is still so much to see, do and enjoy! Everyday leaves us in awe, just when you think an experience can’t be topped there is something else that is unbelievably wonderful just around the corner.
This morning it is snowing, for now, as we know the weather will change a couple of times before the day is over.
Our first visit was Faxi waterfall. It was only a 5 minute drive from our Airbnb. It was incredible, extremely powerful and beautiful. Our early departure paid off as the tour buses were arriving when we were leaving.
Our next stop was Geysir Geothermal fields. Seeing the Geysir bubble, steam and blow will be one of those treasured memories. It was very impressive another must see to add to list. My already great appreciation for nature continues to deepens.
Now to Gullfoss. Gullfoss is absolutely incredible and it’s popularity as a tourist attraction is quite understandable. It is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 metres and the lower one 21 metres. The rock of the river bed was formed during an interglacial period. It leaves one in awe. I loved watching the water and seeing the ice hang from the rocks. Some of the water and ice are blue. It really is beautiful. I took a ton of pictures, but it is best witnessed in real life. This is a must do.
Our next stop before lunch is Kerid – a volcanic crater lake. This is extraordinary! The red volcanic rock, frozen and green moss. We walked all around the top of Kerid and tried to capture its beauty in some pictures.
Now time for some lunch, I can’t believe all we have seen before lunch! We did another car picnic with last night’s groceries.
Along our drive another waterfall appeared – the magnificent Seljalandsfoss.We decide to stop for a quick look and return on our way by again on Thursday when we have the ponchos handy as you can walk behind this waterfall. You can’t even count how many waterfalls. The glacier is just pouring off the mountain. It really is breathtaking. Can’t wait to walk behind this waterfall!!
We stopped at Eyjafjallajökull the volcano that erupted in 2010 and caused havoc. Hard to imagine looking at it now, that this could be responsible for that damage.
Skogafoss waterfall was quite the adventure. While here for about an hour we had every type of weather – rain, snow, sleet, hail and then sun. Braving the elements was definitely worth it. As was walking up the 429 steps to the top of Skigafoss. This thunderous waterfall is spectacular, another must while in Iceland.
Tonight, we did another grocery store trip went to our Airbnb and had supper. Also had some Mexican pepper and cream Lays, the were good but Paprika is still my favourite. Our Airbnb is on another horse farm. The Icelandic horses are beautiful animals.
Looking at the night sky is never boring, Tonight we were entertained by stars, shooting stars and some dancing green Northern Lights.