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... up to have a look from the view point and behind it was the terrifically brilliant glacial lagoon full of icebergs. Real icebergs. We drove down a little further and on the left was the lagoon where we were able to take masses of photos of huge icebergs with seals swimming around them. We stayed there for quite some time as it was so amazing and every way you looked there was something even better then what you had just been looking at. Then we crossed over the road ...
... into the air. I think the waterfalls have been the most amazing thing this week, we have seen literally hundreds of waterfalls that would previously have been in our top ten of all time. It's not unusual to see four or five in a single view. Not far from here and we visit a place called Geysir, not surprisingly the site of several Geysers and lots of geo thermal activity, overall the geothermal activity is not as impressive as the site we stumbled upon up north but ...
... 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 ...
... it was very dry and looked like sphagnum moss for plants.
We had a short break at a lovely little village (name unknown) that was named for two nuns who did good work in the area. They met a sticky end that and were executed for saying rude things about the pope or having sex or something else equally outrageous for a nun.
Then we had more lava fields and lots of bridges over gushing torrents of water that were 'no passing'. At least once ...
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