Our next stop should have been Seljavallalaug, a hot water pool somewhere. We just didn't find it and kept en route. Icelandic language fact: Laug means bath or bathing, Saturday is Laugardagur: the day of the bathing.
We went down, and the waterfall was mostly deserted... And we took advantage of the Icelandic mentality: walk wherever you want, at our own risk. There are no red velvet lines anywhere, and we walked just below the waterfall and took some pictures. There was a lot of drizzling in the zone, so if you want to do the same, be prepared and bring a raincoat (as I said before) and if you have a point-and-click camera, some kind of lens protection to keep it from getting wet.
We walked around a lot, collecting rocks, volcanic ash and admiring the landscape. We had our first glimpse of clear glacier ice, below the volcanic dust. We walked a little over the ice of the glacier, but it was clear that mountain boots were not enough and we went back to the car. We were hungry...
Dyrhólaey and Reynirsfjara
Finishing the day: Supper and the lava field of Eldhraun
We drove along Eldhraun, which is a generic term in Iceland for lava field. It looks like a desert with very big rocks covered in Icelandic moss, very very thick. We saw Kirkjubæjarklaustur's church and drove for a while looking for the Kirkjugólf, a basalt formation named the church's floor. We didn't find it, but the next day we would make it. Drove to our hotel, which although was under remodelation, was pretty nice... and had free wifi!
In case you are interested, we drove for 534 km today. A long day, indeed!
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