South Iceland

The south of the island is world unto itself. Our journey to Vatnajökull National Park took us all day and thought more awe inspiring landscapes that I could have possibly imagined.

Our main stops were Seljalandsfoss a lovely waterfall with green hills around it, and a wonderful musician playing slide guitar improvising on the spot being inspired by the falls. Further down the road we stopped by Sólheimajökul glacier and watched the hikers climb up the top while we ate our lunch. Then proceeded through to Dverghamrar or the dwarf rocks a cool little valley of basalt rocks of national heritage. Then the long drive through the lava fields and ash plus many, many other landscapes until we reached the Vatnajökull National Park where we hiked into the hills to see Svartifoss or the Black Falls the beautiful black basalt rock falls of which the Reykjavik Hallgrímskirkja church was designed.

We covered one third of the country in one hit and driving back to Reykjavik felt like we was in a daze between sleep and awake with the midnight sun shining all the way home. It was an epic and incredible day and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

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