Iceland – Post Card
Something different today…my second post card, Iceland (the first one was Venezia)!!!! More than a year ago…yes a year to post it but well what a crazy year both in photography and personal life! So more than a year ago with my lovely wife we went to Iceland for a one-week road trip. Best Holiday ever!!!! It was a the first we experimented the road-trip format holiday and it was brilliant! And what a country! Sun-seeker that’s not for you, but if you are after breathtaking sights, natural beauty and the feeling of being the only person in the island (we went in May, outside the high season so not many people on the road or on the hikes…) well go to Iceland!!!!!
So just landed , we hired a car and hit the road!
First stop was Hverageroi or the Hot River hike! We walked about an hour and a half (they said it wasn’t very far…) through the mountain and along the Hot River…Why Hot River? Well at the end of the hike, there is a hot spring where this river begins! You would say, what the point…??? Scroll down and you’ll see!
That ‘s the purpose of this hike…a natural hot bath in a water close to 45-50 degres!!!! And when it’s 3 degres outside and it’s hailing…well it’s just crazy and once in a lifetime experience!!!! We hit the raod again! The only ring road!!!!! Next stop Skogar!
The “haunted” house that you see below…our place for the night!!!!!
Skogarfoss, one of the most impressive waterfall in Iceland (well at least on the Ring Road).
This is behind Skogarfoss…the water is coming from far far away. The whole holidays I kept wondering where the water came from…so many waterfalls!!!!
Not far from our hotel in Skogar, we discovered in a coffee that there was a swimming pool filled with natural hot water…so guess what? We went to check it out!
It’s a proper swimming pool, apparently one of the very first built in Iceland! Having a swim, in the middle of the mountain and with no one around…Priceless!!!!!
…We went for another hike for a different vantage point! And that’s the view we were after…the black sand beach and the sea stacks from the top! Oh and yes, the little person you see below…it’s my lovely wife!!!
Crazy windy, we crawl to get that “close” to the cliffs!!!!
The largest glacier of Iceland…funny enough, this is where the weather was the warmest of all our holidays!!!!
We then pushed it a little further to Jokulsarlon (the furthest east we went). Overthere there is a lagoon with “tiny” icebergs that try their hardest to get offshore through the shortest river of Iceland…only few achieve that! The others produce that wonderful contrasting view!!! Pure blue icebergs on a black sand beach! Breathtaking!!!!!
Quick stop by Skogarfoss (again) but this time to TOUCH THE RAINBOW!!!!!
Back to civilisation…we had to stop by Reykjavik and see their “weird” cathedral!
Another waterfall…the most powerful one in Iceland!
Best holidays ever!!!!!!!