Day 5 – Southwest
Day 5… first day of an overnight trip to the South West where I had already been last year. Our driver/guide Friman was a source of a lot of information. He kept telling us what king of music/which artist he had selected for the next leg of our tour. First we went to Seljalandfoss – one of the nicest waterfalls in Iceland. Usually you can go behind it and I wanted to take pics from there but the path was closed. Next was Skogafoss, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland. After that we went to the black beaches at Vik and REynisfjara. The waves at Reynisfjara are downright scary. The guy you see as a comparison for how high the waves were actually got wet feet. There are basalt caves at that beach. Then we stopped at the moss-covered lava landscape. Then the highest cliff (600m). After that it was Jokulsarlon lagoon with it’s glacier tongue and the ice berg. On the last two pics you can see some northern lights activity but apart from the fact that the pics are not really in focus it started to rain so we gave up and went to sleep.