Saturday, August 8, 2015

Lady's Birthday Adventure - Part 7

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.


  1. it's imperessing to see how mighty water can be... can you pronounce the name of this fall with "F"? we tried it 87 times and we always failed :o)

  2. Hari OM
    that's some impressive energy running through there! I guess for the Vikings, all that time at sea without landfall made even a pile of grassless, surf-ravaged rocks look like a welcoming place!!! YAM xx

  3. Oh, so many waterfalls. Must have been fun to take all those photos.

  4. Wow! We're catching up on our reading -well, Lady reads LOUDLY, and I try to listen. She said you have some amazing photos of falls. Wish I could see them.

  5. Thank you for the wonderful pictures. We loved seeing the waterfalls! (That's coming from someone who grew up in Niagara Falls NY!) We especially enjoyed the interesting rock formations around the falls.

  6. Wow, we can see why you wanted to visit - what a fascinating country
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  7. Wow, you guys went to SO many awesome places!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. Wow!!! What awesome waterfalls and coastal waterworks!!!! Beautiful pictures!!

  9. That's some seriously rough water! Just beautiful.

  10. Such glorious beauty! I especially love the coastline with the silhouettes of the people standing too close to the edge!

  11. Wow, thanks for sharing! Beautiful! Love those black beaches!

  12. I love waterfalls, and aren't those all beautiful! I think that would be one of my favorite parts about being there.


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