As I mentioned in my last post, Mývatn is full of geothermal activity, making it an ideal place to have a complex with nature pools to soak in. Jarðböðin is about five minutes outside the centre of Mývatn and has two big pools to soak in. This was our first experience of going to the baths in Iceland, and I was glad it was to a very quiet one!
Iceland is well known for it’s geothermal activity, be it active volcanoes or their natural hot baths dotted around the country. Right outside Mývatn is Hverir, a small area with bubbling mud pools and water pools. It’s free to go and see so if you are passing by I’d really recommend it as the landscape is actually quite beautiful. Prepare yourself for the sulpher smell though, it’s very strong and when it’s windy you just can’t escape.
So there are a zillion (estimating) waterfalls in Iceland, but there are several pretty well known ones. As in they are actually on maps and a destination for people to go to. Our first one we happened across was Goðafoss, and it was pretty awesome to say the least.CONTINUE READING
Our second day in Iceland saw us heading to Myvatn in North Iceland. When we checked into where we were staying I got super excited about all the sheep and cows around. Turns out they milk the cows twice daily and you can go and watch them and have a really good coffee from the cafe.
Our first day in Iceland was full of driving. We drove around for essentially the entire day to get to Blonduos, which was our first destination of the day. We kept hopping in and back out of the car because we drove through parts of Pingvellir national park and it was just stunning.