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... to the beach where the icebergs head out to the ocean. It was fabulous to see the waves coming in and colliding with some decent sized icebergs. Small piece were breaking off and the beach was littered with smaller ice pieces. It was a fantastic adventure! Finally, with a great deal of reluctance, we headed off to our hotel, which is about 30km from the lagoon. After checking in, we drove another 50km to Hofn for dinner as it is renown for its lobster. I had lobster ...
... are well impressive. The one named Geysir, last erupted in 2000 so we're not hopeful of seeing it today, but his smaller cousin Stroker erupts every five to ten minutes. Not too sure on the science but basically small bubbles begin to travel up through the column of water from deep underground, this causes the column of water to collapse back in on itself, superheating as it does so causing a violent spurt of water that then turned to steam to erupt hundreds of ...
... an hour and a half after we left it so my "short little" hike wasn’t so short after all.
After Svartifoss we continued our driving east and eventually came to Jokulsarlon Lagoon and had the highlight of our day. First off after we left Skaftafell it rained on and off for most of the hour drive but as always we were hoping for better weather once we arrived. It did stop raining but unfortunately not for ...
... in the middle of the road. We also start to get the hang of it later in the day and do likewise when it was safe.
As we continue our drive, we come across Öræfajökull, which is an ice-covered volcano at the southern extremity of the Vatnajökull glacier and overlooking the Ring Road between Höfn and Vík. It is the largest active volcano in the country, and is 2,110 metres at its highest peak.
The rest of the day is taken up with just viewing more of the same of the ...
... lagoon opened to the sea, but the gap was too narrow for most of the glaciers to get out and they caused a log jam in the opening until they melted sufficiently to float free. It must have been very full of fish because the seabirds were going crazy over the water. The Arctic Terns were nesting on the ground there and going crazy trying to keep people away from their chicks. There was one area where three sheep were just ambling through and the terns were ...