Today we are talking about water. Most will be in the form of waterfalls. If you don't like waterfalls, Iceland is not the place to visit. We saw hundreds of them.
Our drive along the road was littered with lots of this:
Up close at a spring run off:
Our favourite waterfall, Skogafoss was in the Vik area (south) of the island.
|The mist was like being in a rain shower|
Of course, there was some other really cool water in the south of the country, where the black beaches stretched out.
|As we stood and watched the water batter the shores, I couldn't imagine what possessed Vikings to put their little boats in such places.|
|Note the people on the rock - we saw many get soaked standing there. We didn't go that close as we didn't want to get wet or pushed in.|
One of our hikes was this gorge. It was a nice hike, but would have been nicer if we weren't walking up the hill into gail force winds!
Here are some more examples of the falls we saw:
|Dettifoss, most powerful waterfall in Europe|
|Selfoss, near Dettifoss|
|Lady at the top of Selfoss|
In the summer, Iceland could be called waterfall land.
Next week we will look at some of the cool rocks we saw.