We had a day full of glaciers when we started our drive back along the south coast of Iceland. We got up early to grab breakfast and stop off at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon before doing our glacier hike later in the day. Being so close to the glaciers was incredible, and you can easily stop off and walk around without going on one of the boat tours, but I’d recommend them as it we learned a bit about the glaciers forming and interesting facts. Not to mention we got to try a piece of glacier!
One of the things that we definitely wanted to do when we booked to visit Iceland was to go on a whale watch. We put together a tentative schedule to drive around and figured Húsavík in the North would be the perfect spot. We booked our whale watch the week we booked our tickets to be sure we got a spot, and it was completely worth it.
I have a stupid amount of pictures from just driving around Iceland, and these didn’t really have a place so I’m including them today. There are also a few pictures from our short stay in Hofn, and I mean super short as in just enough time to look around the harbour, sleep in a cosy little cabin, and leave early the next morning in search of glaciers.CONTINUE READING
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.