Following on from my previous post, the Icelandic road trip continues.
This is the view from our home stay. When I see fields like the one above, I just want to run, spread out my arms and spin around Julie Andrews style.
Our first stop of the day was Jökulsárlón, a large glacial lake. Jökulsárlón has also been featured in films like Batman Begins.
Throughout our trip, we continuously stopped off on the side of the road to take photos of landscapes and whatever interested us. When we stopped off to take this photo of a dilapidated house, three other cars followed suit as well.
I really like the pastel colours in this photo.
The following photos were taken along south-east coast of Iceland.
When we stopped off to take this photo we walked around to stretch our legs and discovered that the land was covered in this spongy moss. It had a springiness and I could sort of bounce up and down on it. As I was enjoying the bounciness and looking out upon the vastness of the landscape, I wondered whether I was the first person to have ever stepped on this exact spot. It’s incredible how untouched Iceland is.
We bought some bread to feed the horses. They would all crowd up around us. Some Icelandic horses would get a bit greedy and aggressive with other horses to eat the bread.
Another waterfall we visited was Litlanesfoss. We took a short hike up to reach the waterfall.
More crazy landscapes along the ring road. I assume this is a lava field of some sort.
This is Dettifoss, one of the most powerful waterfalls in all of Europe (although the photo doesn’t really do it justice as we arrived on the wrong side). Dettifoss is also seen in the movie Prometheus.
Jackson on the cliff edge of Dettifoss.
I’m not quite sure what this place is, but there was a lot of steam coming out from the ground. I’m guessing it might possibly be a power station to extract the geothermal power from volcanoes.
This is Grjotagja, a lava cave with a thermal spring inside where people can bathe. We touched the water and it was really hot (you can sort of see steam in the photo). This location was also used in one of the episodes of Game of Thrones.
We then drove to Hverfjall, a volcano crater.
There is a path that you can walk up the crater and around the rim of Hverfjall.
The centre of the crater, unfortunately my lens wasn’t wide enough to get it all in.
By this time it was around 10pm and the sun was beginning to set.
Our last stop for the day was Godafoss waterfall, translated as waterfall for the Gods.
In an upcoming post, I’ll be posting more photos from our final day in Iceland.