South of Iceland – Day 1 and 2

As I wrote in my previous post, day 1 and 2 I spent by traveling alone and visiting places in South of Iceland. I tried to see everything in the first day, so second one I can just spend on the road by going back to Reykjavik.

My first stop was at Hveragerði, where I saw some hot springs. It is around 50km from Reykjavik. Even thought it is close and wouldn’t take a lot of time to drive there, you might wanna walk around and enjoy yourself in the nature.

You can also check out my short videos of hot springs there by clicking here and here!

As the next stop in my map I marked Selfoss. (By the way, Foss in Icelandic means waterfall.) During this time level of water had rised, therefore waterfall isn’t easily visible.

And further, Seljalandsfoss. That was something really impressive. It is even possible to walk behind this waterfall, so you can see it from different points. Really close to the Seljalandsfoss was also Gljúfrabúi waterfall.

Further on the way, around 20km from Seljalandsfoss there is another waterfall – Skogafoss. Also pretty impressive one.

(I don’t know about you, but this green  moss reminds me of Windows XP original wallpaper haha.)

Dyrhólaey and Reynisfara – black sand beach was my next stop. It is possible to get down to the beach and walk around, but I just saw it from the Dyrhólaey.

Further on the way I stopped in one of the villages called Vík. This village is very beautiful and is around 187km away from Reykjavik. As well this village has a proper shop, in case you are wondering.

My next destination was Fjaðrárgljúfur and on my way there I stopped by to check ‘mossy’ rocks on the sides of the main road. It took around 1000 years for this moss to grow since volcanos around this area were expelling lava.

My one of the favourite places to see definitely was Skaftafell glacier…

…and Diamond beach. Sea is flashing out these little (also not that little) pieces of ice and they really look like diamonds, especially in the sun.

Somehow I managed to see all of this in one day (actually Diamond beach I visited next morning as it was starting to get dark the day before) and next day I spent only on the road back to Reykjavik with few stops. One of them was Hofskirkja, around 30km away from the Diamond beach.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my trip of day 1 and 2. Head to the day 3 if you want to know what else I explored in Iceland!

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