Kirkjugolf and Skaftafell
Svartifoss: only in Iceland could you find something as beautiful
Then after a longer walk you arrive to Svartifoss. It is very odd, that you hear it long before you can see it, as it is hidden behind a sweep of the mountain pass. I'll let the pictures speak by themselves. Maybe they don't look impressive, the lighting was not very good, but I could have spent the day sitting there over a rock watching the landscape and listening to the falling water. It was this kind of special place.
Jökulsárlón: Don't be surprised when you arrive and see it
We kept driving and chatting, and it looked as if we were close to the Jökulsárlón, but we didn't see anything. Laia was driving and I was looking around. At our right we had the sea, and in the left part of the road there were small hills (not taller than 5 or 10 meters), suddenly there was a small valley between two and I said Holy shit!. Laia was scared, and we were lucky as we didn't have any other cars near and the road was in very good condition as she steered quickly thinking we were about to hit something. Be prepared, the sudden view of big lumps of blue ice out of nowhere can be really impressive.
This is a very remarkable place... For example, it appears in James Bond's A View to a Kill and Die Another Day, and also in Batman Begins. For the filming of Die Another Day, the lagoon dam was closed to lower water salinity, and the surface of the lagoon freezed.
Glacier ice. It is clearer than normal ice because it
has been under heavy pressure since its formation
Hofell guest house
In case you are interested, we drove for 733km today.
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