Reykjavik · Golden Circle · Seljalandsfoss · Skogafoss · Reynisfjara Beach · Fjaorargljufur Canyon · Svartifoss · Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon · Crystal Blue Ice Cave & Vatnajökull · Diamond Beach · Höfn · Reflecting Beach & Vestrahorn · Seydisfjardarkirkja · Egilsstadir · Studlagil Canyon · Dettifoss · Hverir Muf Pots · Myvatn Lake · Viti Crater · Godafoss · Akureyri · Hvitserkur Rock · Kirkjufell Mountain · Gerduberg Cliffs · Eldborg Crater · Husafell · Reykjavik
June 5, 2022
As we try to start hiking from the parking lot, we realize that we cannot really find the trail. “But it is supposed to be right here,” I say, pointing at the dotted line on my phone. But the real-life path to Iceland’s Dettifoss Waterfalls is covered under a humongous layer of snow and ice and is pretty much invisible. Nevertheless, we decide to follow some other crazy hikers and make our way to the falls anyway. After only a few feet we realize that the other crazy hikers are wearing crampons. We are not. Well, if walking into trouble, then walk like a noob.
This is the third and last part of my travel report about our road trip through Iceland while we follow the Ring Road in the northern part of the island. Find out how we successfully got to the bottom of an icy hill without proper footwear, where we spotted old guys with bald heads swimming in the Arctic Ocean, how we camped out in a trailer on a sheep farm and where a humpback whale waved at us.
May 1, 2022
How wet do you get when you stand about ten feet away from the bottom of the booming, 200-foot-high Skógafoss waterfall? My jacket, my pants, my shoes, my hands, my smile—everything is dripping wet. But it doesn't matter if I see anything, or if I have to later hang my panties by the chimney with care to dry them. t's the roar, the unbridled power of nature, the icy drops, this monumental moment that counts.
After the first days in Reykjavik and at the Golden Circle, we are now traveling along the southern coast of the island. "Southern coast of the island" sounds like we are sipping drinks shaded with little umbrellas in a hammock under coconut palms, but in Iceland it means crystal blue glacier caves, diamond-ice beaches, and confronting a recurring nightmare of mine: life-threatening monster waves that suddenly appear out of nowhere.
March 16, 2022
I am holding my camera high over my head. In the same position for three minutes. My arm is about to break off. At the same time, I am fixating my eyes on the steaming pond right in front of us. Little bubbles are welling up from under the surface while small waves begin to ripple the surface of the water. Steam is rising from the ground all around us and the sky is dotted with tiny gray fluffy clouds. Waiting for Strokkur Geyser.
Our Iceland adventure begins with a trip around the island’s Golden Circle, close to the capital city Reykjavik. It is an adventure two years in the making. With an interfering pandemic, border closures and lots of drama. Iceland, finally, one could say. But something always seems to go wrong when we try to meet. And this trip is no exception.