So many waterfalls – Iceland part 3

Hi guys,

Sadly this is the last part of my Icelandic adventure. If you didn’t check the other two parts, go first here and here and then come back and read the last part.

If you slept in one of the cabins from Welcome Holidays Homes go and check the Seljavallalaug hot spring pool. It is a free way to enjoy a hot spring pool with a spectacular view. Take your towel with you, because you cannot drive up to the hall, and it is a 10-15 min walk to the parking lot.

After Alex swam in the pool and I did a photoshoot, we drove to the first waterfall, the one you can walk behind, Seljalandsfoss. Be careful though, because the ground is icy, so wear proper shoes, and also have your rain jacket on you because you will get wet. On the way down I had to use my butt as feet, too much ice on the steps! Actually close to Seljalandsfoss you will have other 2 small waterfalls, and at the end of the track you will find the best waterfall ever. It is hidden behind the mountain. You can go and walk behind it as well, but you will do it through a river. The name of the waterfall is Gljúfrafoss. Sadly I couldn’t go inside, because I had my camera with me, and no waterproof protection for it. But just google the name and you will see what I’m talking about.

The next waterfall that we visited was Skógafoss, another huge and spectacular waterfall. Another waterfall that was spotted in Vikings, and I am sure in other movies as well. Be brave and go close to it, but do have your rain jacket on. On top of Skógafoss waterfall you have an observation platform, so go and climb those approx 527 steps, because you will have time to gather your breath later on. If you walk along Skógá river you will see other small waterfalls, so be an explorer and do the short hike.

From Skógafoss we went to Dyrhólaey, a small peninsula close to the little village Vík. Allow some time for this area, because there are quite a few things to see, and you will probably want to spend more than just 1 minute in each location. Dyrhólaey is divided into two parts, the higher part that is closed sometimes due to nesting season, and the lower part. I think the nesting season is sometime from May to June, so you better check the access before the visit. First we drove up to the top – be careful because only 4×4 cars are allowed. The view is breathtaking, on the north side you will see Mýrdalsjökull glacier, on the east side you will see the black lava seastacks Reynisdrangar, to the west you have the endless black coastline, and in front of you you will see the famous black arch of lava that actually gave the name of the peninsula. Look at the rocks, and you will see seagulls fighting/playing, who knows.

From here we went to Reynisdrangar, the black beach with enormous basalt stacks. be careful with the waves, because there were couple of accidents where tourists were dragged into the ocean by the waves. So when you are taking your photos, or exploring the beach pay attention to the waves.

From there we went to our last accommodation, that was close by the airport, as we had a really early flight next.

Thoughts about this trip: Definitely the best trip that I made up to now.
Wishes: To come back in 1 or 2 years and do the north part of the island.

Until next time look after yourself and be good!

Kisses :*

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