For so long I wanted to visit Iceland, and last week, that dream finally came true. We’ve spent one week in Iceland, not being sure if that’s enough, and found that you can easily see and experience a month’ worth of beautiful locations.
Starting things off, on our first day we already went a little offroad – to waterfall Háifoss, a bit of a more remote sight. There’s a 7 kilometer gravel road leading directly to the waterfall, which is apparently manageable even without a 4×4 car, but we felt much safer with our F-road suited vehicle. The sight is simply stunning, and with 128 meters height, there’s a considerable drop as well.
Next stop was the famous Selajandsfoss, in that case its little brother and lesser-known waterfall in a cave, Gljúfrabúi. It took all of our rain-proof clothes to reach this waterfall, as the drizzle from it gets you soaking wet in no time.
We continued our way to Iceland’s South, constantly passing great sights and amazing landscape on the way – which is why it’s almost impossible to drive for several hours straight without making some stops. We stopped every 30 minutes or so, since there’s so much to explore in Iceland’s South.
Our destination for the day was Jökulsárlón, famous glacier lagoon. The lagoon totally surprises you since its colors are so different from everything else in Iceland’s South. Since there’s a lot of fish in the waters, we encountered some friendly seals as well.
Just across the street from Jökulsárlón, there is the famous Diamond Beach. The name refers to small pieces of Ice sparkling beautifully throughout the black sand, looking like diamonds. The ice is remarkably clear and has the same high quality as the tap water all over Iceland.
This was just the first part of our trip to Iceland – it’s crazy how much this island has to offer!