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
While driving on our longest driving day from the North coast of Iceland to the South, we made a lot of stop offs. It wasn’t hard, as we’d notice something pretty to see and shout at Adam to pull over. This waterfall was one such stop.
Beach vacation vs. City break
I’m ashamed to admit that up until last year, I’d never gone on a proper long European beach vacation. It seems to be the done thing in England, everyone using up their holiday days to fly off to all inclusive beach resorts and hotels. Buying up all the summer clothes, swimwear and coverups and parking their butts at the beach.
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.