Trip to Iceland - Day 2.
The next day in Iceland we've seen the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Eyjafjallajökull glacier and the wonderful nature that Iceland hides in its mountains.
The next morning we woke up and headed straight for the Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
We didn't know what to expect so we just enjoyed wonderful nature.
A house in the middle of nowhere.
Closing in to the waterfall.
It turned out our vehicles are not the largest ones.
And here we are.
The Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland.
I guess this bench was placed here on purpose. Great way to admire the waterfall.
It actually is possible to go round the waterfall, but not at this weather.
Wind was quite strong so..
..everything around the waterfall immediately turned into ice.
Here are some closer shots.
The same happens with you and the camera lenses in seconds.
I immediately was covered in ice. I didn't even got wet, water instantly froze all over me.
Would really recommend to have a weatherproof camera here.
Because of the strong wind and ice it is almost impossible to stand here.
What used to be grass.
The closest I was able to get to the waterfall.
As you keep going you see water just floating out of the mountains.
Since this water comes from the glaciers it's extremely clear.
Passing huge lava field, going for Eyjafjallajökull volcano where eruption took place a couple years ago.
Not the easiest road to be honest.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea to come to Iceland on your own and renting a car. I would never try to come to these places if I was on my own. And even if I wanted I wouldn't be able to as well.
Closing in to the glacier. The lava from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull was going right through this valley. You can see a light blue ice in front of you.
This is very old ice that got uncovered after the eruption and that has been hidden underneath the upper layers of the ice for thousands of years.
It's hard to see it on a photo but it's really huge. And this is just one of the glaciers coming down from this mountain.
Glacier in Iceland.
We are now standing on a brand new ground that is just a couple years old.
I think it's impossible to get here with a normal car.
Beautiful view on the valley.
It would take several hours to climb up that glacier.
The scale of a human comparing to the mountains.
The higher we went the more beautiful it got.
Feels more like you are on the moon.
Until the eruption all this valley was covered in ice. Thousands and thousands of cubic meters of ice just vanished.
The clearest and healthiest water.
Time to move on.
You can see that this ice was just a part of a huge glacier on the mountain.
Two more ice slides behind the hill.
Interesting abandoned houses.
I guess it's impossible to drive here. Interesting that signs are chained to the ground so that they wouldn't be blown away by strong winds.
On our way had to cross some rivers as well. Didn't feel that safe about this idea at the beginning.
But it turned out quite well and funny in the end.
Really an amazing one life experience. :)
Finally we've reached campings.
Met an amazing Icelandic dog. :)
Huge thanks to our great vehicles and drivers.
Decided to climb up the nearest hill.
Astonishing view. Can imagine how it is like here in the summer time.
It looks like the river floating down the valley. But in reality it's an ash from volcano. This is were the lava went during the eruption.
Taking a walk by this this wonderful land.
Looks like we're not the first ones here. People have been here a long time ago.
This really is an astonishing land.
We've spent all day in the mountains, so at the evening we headed back for a camp side.comments powered by Disqus