Iceland: panoramas Part 3
Just another waterfall
The fun of not taking Route 1 - for some reason we decided to cut cross-country in south-eastern Iceland, ending up on another gravel 'main' road. This one did lead us past another river of torrents however, making it all the more worthwhile.
one of the many amazing views you get when 'wild' camping (and only off the road at that). As always, mixed feelings on this - it's fantastic that the possibility is even there to do it, but not so good that starting too some rubbish left lying around from previous campers. Could everyone just carry out everything they use, including toilet paper?!
grey with a dash of pink
Naomi on one of the grey photos. For some reason, this photo fascinates me - the lack of colour across the range almost confuses my eyes.
Near to Skaftafell, the starting point for all the treks in the local area, there's a great view staring up onto the glacier. Hard to believe it's receded multiple kilometres in only a few years.....
Ireland is known for the Giant's Causeway, a small section of basalt columns in Northern Ireland. Iceland is dotted countrywide in them, but Svartifoss is a unique gem - easily accessible from Skaftafell.
One of the well-marked hiking trails above Skaftafell.
1,000 metres and snow
Naomi pushing on towards the snowlike. As always, we went lean - both of us in trail shoes! Makes for a fun experience at least :)
Shorts and a glacier. What can go wrong?
62 meters tall, and right off the main road, it's not hard to see why it's ridiculously popular with the tourists.
Why doesn't the 40-foot in Dublin, Ireland, not take some inspiration from this and build a hot spa alongside the sea? Amazing setup, right in Reykjavik!