Category Archives: 2016_Iceland+

Iceland + Day 10 & 11

A little sight-seeing

iceland’s first geothermal swimming pool, waterfalls and glaciers – back into the interior and through tomorrow heading west.

A little bit of weather behind us – but sunny where we are

sm_B9A0641

skogafoss

sm_B9A0785

gigjokull has changed dramatically

sm_B9A0689

first geothermal swimming pool

sm_B9A0722

Iceland + Day 3 & 4

Iceland + Day 3

After a night at some crater lakes we head out towards the Vatnajokull glacier where Will decided to test how cold the glacier melt water was. There was some very interesting sand driving, good progress could be made on the sand but it was very slow over the lava fields. The lunch stop was within a line of craters then a fleeting glimpse of MANI incredible rock protruding from the lava dust, golden in colour. Finally we had to suffer the torture of the F26 north to the Nydalur campsite. The F26 rough track is dreadful although it has obviously been graded it is badly in need of re-grading.

sm_B9A9510

Iceland + Day 4

F910 southern route lots more lava, sand flats and water. We took in the Holuhraun new lava the eruption started in September 2014 and ended February 2015 there is an extensive lava field with a highlighted walking route.

sm_B9A9581

sm_B9A9531

sm_B9A9676

sm_B9A9820

sm_B9A9853