Today we took a coach trip out along the south coast for Georgie to see a few of the sights. It was revisiting some locations for me, but as the weather was different it was still fun. Our first stop was Skogafoss waterfall again. This time I climbed the stairs up the cliff for a view from the top, which I’d not done the first time:

Skogafoss from the viewing platform above the waterfall.

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Skogafoss from the viewing platform above the waterfall.

Next up we stopped at the glacier again. There’s a sign warning not to go too close…

Sign warning to not approach the glacier

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Sign warning to not approach the glacier

But given that people were climbing all over it, we duly ignored this.

Glacier fondling

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Glacier fondling

Glacier fondling

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Glacier fondling

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Following the glacier we headed down to Vik for a petrol-station lunch, before starting back and visiting the black beach at Reynisfjara again.

The waves were a lot higher this time so we didn’t hang around long!

Rocks at Dyrholaey from Reynisfjara beach.

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Rocks at Dyrholaey from Reynisfjara beach.

Georgie at Reynisfjara

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Georgie at Reynisfjara

Finally we arrived at Seljalandsfoss again, so went behind it, as you do.

Georgie at Seljalandsfoss

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Georgie at Seljalandsfoss

Me at Seljalandsfoss

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Me at Seljalandsfoss

In the evening, the forecast was looking reasonable so we took a northern lights trip. The coach drove for an hour or so back to the south coast, and after 20 minutes of waiting, the lights appeared through the clouds. The cloud never fully cleared, but the display was pretty strong at a couple of points, visibly swirling around. After an hour or so, things died down and we headed back.

Northern lights from the south coast of Iceland

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Northern lights from the south coast of Iceland

Northern lights from the south coast of Iceland

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Northern lights from the south coast of Iceland

 

I’m writing this in the airport on day Thirty Four, waiting for the flight back to the UK. Updates will resume on Monday when I head to Helsinki for the last few days.


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