- Head East along Ring Road for more waterfalls, beaches, cliffs, and glaciers
- Visit Skogafoss (waterfall), Dyrholaey (coastal bird sanctuary and cliffs), Reynisfjara (black sand beach), Vik (beach town)
- Camp in Skaftafell National Park
- In Icelandic LL is pronounced TL and J is pronounced Y as in 'yes'. Now you can say Eyjafjallajokull!
- Foss means waterfall and jokull means glacier!
|view of Eyjafjallajokull from our campsite.|
|river above the foss|
|Dyrholaey coastal bird sanctuary|
|basalt caves at low tide|
|Reynisfjara black sand beach|
|the town of Vik|
|Bacon Man means hot water is nearby|
|first views of Skaftafellsjokull|
|campsite in Skaftafell National Park|
- Pack up camp, morning hike in the park, hit the road.
- See Svartifoss, Skaftafellsjokull, and Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon.
- Drive some of the East fjords.
- Camp in the highlands, in Iceland's largest forest.
|Svartifoss in the distance|
|Vatnajokull glacier tongue in the background|
|onward to the glacier lookout point|
|thar she blows|
|glacier at eye level|
|on to Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon|
|the blue glow of the ice was enchanting|
|we watched many of these ice blocks float right out into the ocean|
|back on the road, when suddenly...|
...I whine about being hungry, prompting C to look for a place to stop so we can cook up some lunch. He chooses a random turn off - a dirt patch with a decent view (which, frankly, irks me because there are tons of nice rest stops with picnic tables all over the place and I'd rather not squat in the dirt to cook if we don't have to). He parks and jets off down the hill, out of sight, to stretch his legs as L and I get lunch going. Not 2 minutes later he comes sprinting back to the car with something to show us...
|...tada! Personal, secluded hot pots with changing area and everything.|
|Lagarfljot, home to the famous worm monster (think Loch Ness)|
More to come.