Iceland. Day 3: Dyrhólaey & Sólheimajökull glacier hike

On our third day in Iceland, my husband and I left Vík for Reykjavik. On our way there we stopped at the Dyrhólaey and Sólheimajökull glacier.

Dyrhólaey

Dyrhólaey is a 120 metres high promontory located 10 km west of Vík and is of the most famous sights in Vík area. We followed the Road 281 which took us directly to the rocky plateau where we left our car and went out exploring. The views from there were breathtaking. We admired impressive views to Reynisfjara beach and Reynisdrangar, we’ve already admired on our first day in Iceland. This time we saw them from different direction. Continue reading

Iceland. Day 1: Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches

Our flight from Basel Airport to Iceland was scheduled at 7am, what means we had to leave our home in Lucerne in the middle of the night. We completed packing late in the evening and instead of going to bed, we had to watch the latest episode of Game of Thrones to find out whether Jon Snow lives or not. Waking up after just few hours of sleep was definitely painful, but at least we got to know the Jon Snow’s faith. The expectations of another amazing trip kept us going.

Amazing Icelandic landscape: Vikurfjara black sand beach

We’ve managed to sleep through most of the flight. After we’ve landed at Keflavik airport I was surprisingly well rested. At the airport we’ve picked our rental car and hit the road towards Vík – the tiny town at the Iceland’s south coast we’ve chosen as our basis for the next two nights. We’d followed the Ring Road (Route 1) – a national road that runs around the island and connects most of the inhabited parts of the country. In the first hour of our drive, we’ve experienced everything what unpredictable Icelandic weather has to offer: sun, snow, heavy rain and even hail. Continue reading