Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Reykjavík Iceland

 

The final entry about our wonderful 2-week trip to Iceland is about Reykjavík. This is where we started and ended our ring road adventure. People said the city wasn't that interesting and it's better to be elsewhere in Iceland. The city is fine and we liked our time in it. There's stuff to do even if it isn't as grand or interesting as many other European cities. However, don't make a trip to Iceland to visit the capital and miss out on the real reason to be there.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Iceland

Iceland has great coastal views to soak in. It's great to just be on the Snæfellsnes peninsula and look around. It'd be a good day trip if you're short on time and already checked out the Golden Circle region. For us, it was icing on the cake to finish our two week drive around the Ring Road. That's the best way to experience Iceland.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

More Iceland Ring Road Random


I skipped some good random pictures along Iceland's ring road. We did a lot of coastal driving and had great views to soak in everywhere. There were lots of ocean views, mountains, and small waterfalls to see everywhere. There was a red chair bolted to a rock. 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

More Falls, Canyon, Cave, & Geothermal Baths in Iceland

I'll cram several more days of Iceland road trippin' into a single post. There's simply too many pictures over two weeks to show off for this truly remarkable country.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Puffins at Borgarfjarðarhöfn Eystri Iceland



Puffins deserve their own post. Look at that face! They spend the entire winter floating out at sea, but fortunately they were home for the summer by the time we got there.

According to National Geographic, puffins are completely waterproof and spend epic lengths of time at sea, with fledglings riding the waves for a full two years before ever setting foot on land. They can even drink seawater and expel the excess salt out of glands in their nostrils.

Vatnajökull Glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon & Diamond Beach Iceland


Another favorite day was spent seeing the big Vatnajökull glacier at Skaftafell, the icebergs in Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon floating out to sea, and the ice that washes up on Diamond Beach. It was a whole circle of life view of ice.

Well, except for the ice that end up in drinks. Those take a different path back to the sea in an entirely different circle of life.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Iceland has Falls, Columns, & Caves, Oh My!


I haven't seen so many different waterfalls in a two week period. We wondered how many variations of the waterfall theme could possibly exist. Some were near the road and some required a hike. Every single one of them were different and worth it.