Continuing our journey…
Today we went all the way down in the south to a little town called Vik. This places is famous for its black sand beaches and if you are lucky you can spot some puffins at the open bird sanctionary.
When we arrived in Vik we were already greeted by the beautiful black beaches and as usual it was extremely windy therefore the waves were massive. There just three rocks raising in the air on which the water crashed and splashed up high.
In front of the beaches there is the German memorial stone. This stone was remembers the 1,000 seamen, which lost their lives on German fishing boats in Icelandig waters and at the same time it is meant to thank the numerous Icelandic helpers, who always took care and could save many lifes. Continue reading
The fun thing is that all you need to do is just drive along the Number 1 (Ring Road) and on your way you’ll be able to explore Iceland. All important places are marked with a sign which point out t he place of interest. There’s also lots of parking spaces along the Road where you can stop for a beautiful view.
The motto: ” Don’t risk your life – Stop for an amazing view!”
Something everyone should keep in mind because even if it mostly seem that you are all alone there, lots of accidents have happened.
In my opinion the whole country is just a huge national park, beautiful with all its amazing sights and places, and so the long hour driving does not really bother.
Day 2 started off in Saudafkrökur with our first stop in Myvatn. Myvatn is a really great place – a MUST visit – and you should plan in a lot of time for it as there is a lot to see!
It is famous for its gorgeous lake scenery but also for its variety in landscapes and amazing geological formations that you’ll be amazed over and over again.
This area is extremely volcanic and has thermal pool and hot springs (some of them boiling hot at 100°C and smelling strongly like sulfur).
Owing to the volcanic activities it’s pretty smokey and you’ll see ashes everywhere.
You can also spot a Lava field located near the lake with a little grotto at the bottom and a huge crack on top where earthquakes in the past have pulled the plates aparat.
So as you can see there’s lots of things to do and see and I’m sure you could spend a whole day there not getting bored.
Our first day of travelling the Ring Road started off in Reykjavic heading to Keflavik airport to pick up our car. 😀
Now that we got everything prepared we were more than ready to start our trip.
We were heading from Keflavik to Hafnarfjördur – The city of elfes 🙂
Very cute little town right next to the ocean.