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Our trip to Iceland left us speechless and turned me into a storyteller because of a staggering number of fascinating places. We all travel to seek something new but be careful because Iceland will captivate you. For example we have already addicted to this country right after our first day.
One of the best known waterfall in Iceland is Seljalandsfoss. Water falls from 60 meters and takes a root from glacier Eyjafjallajökull – the erupted volcano not so long ago. It is one of that fascinating waterfalls which you can walk behind and get wet and it’s amazing and must be done by all means.
Not so far there is another Gljúfrabúi waterfall - 500 meters I think. You cannot see it all at once because it is hidden between the rocks. We were impressed by visiting this hidden cave.
The true treasure of Iceland - a Seljavallalaug valley. It is a magical place. There is an incredible hidden gem nested in the Icelandic hill. 25 m along and 10 m awide is filled with a hot spring and it’s free to use. The pool was built in 1923 and in 2010 there was a project to rescue the oldest swimming pool from structural damage due to the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption in spring 2010, you can find more info here. To get there you should go on foot almost 2 km so we did it.
This famous valley can often be seen on the puzzles.
And here we are!
Our next stop - Skógafoss is one of the biggest and easiest to reach waterfall –measuring 25 meters wide and approximately 60 meters height. It’s easily accessible from the main country ring road.
It was our last stop this day. These rainy and satiated days were amazingly beautiful, and we - satisfied and happy.
Thursday, the fourth day of our journey, we spend in the Vik village. Huge Camping is located near incredible hills and you can walk 10-15 minutes to the magic ocean.
Magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier is one of the easiest glacial tongues which is shrinking steadily. You can hike for at least 1,5 hours on glacier without any experience. So, if you are a newbie, catch this opportunity.
The next point is Solheimasandur Plane Wreck. The US Navy DC-3 super bus plane crash landed in 1973, and luckily everyone survived. Today the plane is a famous sightseeing on that desolate black-sand beach and numerous tourists come here to take a photo.
When you reach the top of the formidable Dyrhólaey, you can enjoy the breathtaking views in all directions. This place is spectacular. Personally, I would spend hours there.
Also you can see there a stunning lighthouse, I am sure that you have seen it somewhere.
The endless black coastline.
And a huge naturally formed black arch reaching out into the sea. Dyrholaey is a former island of volcanic origin, created by an eruption thousands years ago.
Iceland has a mass range of colors. Rainy or sunny weather, it’s always beautiful and stunning. Your camera cannot stop working because you are trying to catch every picturesque moment, and all in all it seems to me that you became drunk with all that incredible beauty.