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Offbeat: Butterscotch's Tale - Iceland Day 5


Day 5: North Iceland... the land of ice and fire...

Campsite: Dettifoss Waterfall

We woke up to a snow storm...-1 degree Celsius! But we layered enough to stay warm...just enough...πŸ˜…...car camping by the waterfall is not recommended for everyone.

It snowed when we woke up...

Dettifoss: One of the most powerful waterfall in Europe! 400 m3/s!

It's snowing! 0 degrees during our hike between the waterfalls πŸ˜‚

It was fun to hike in the snow going over

all the rocksπŸ˜†

Selfoss

One of our favorite! Only 11m tall, but it spread out many smaller waterfalls 😍

My favorite too! Especially the waterfall is over geometric basalt columns, what a sight to see!

Beautiful canyon...

Grjotagja: Geothermally heated...but still too hot to bath...we forgot to bring our eggs to boiled. πŸ˜†

I almost wanted to jump in but then it would've been the most horrifying swim of my lifeπŸ™€

It's so blue!!!

Contemplating jumping in for a dip 😊

I wanted to take a dip... but I might not return...πŸ˜†

Fissure on top of the cave.

You have to see the fissure in person to believe it!! A large crack in the earth caused by geothermic heat, I was amazed 😲

Sheep enjoying the warmth from the geothermal ground.

Hverfjall:

It's the climb...

Windy, snowing, and freezing...πŸ˜…... it's so strange the bottom emit so much heat.

Hverir: Geothermal mudbath

The land where the earth farts of egg smells! 🀒

I almost want to put the blue clay on my face as a face mask, sadly I was informed it was scalding, highly acidic and would be severely burned if I tried to touch it...

A steaming pile of rocks...

I wanted to soak in the boiling blue clay... but Atsugari told me not to...πŸ™„

Myvatn Lagoon:

Very relaxing and not overly crowded 😁

It's getting out in the cold snowy wind is the problem!😬

And it snow...it snowed again...πŸ˜‚... how can this be summer?

Water is full of minerals sooooo good for our skin πŸ€—

Godafoss: When Icelandic people decided to become Christian...πŸ˜…...they added a twist to the name.

LΓ³nsΓ‘ Guesthouse

Decided we'd likely have our final sleep if we camped in zero degrees, this is a better alternative. Plus we had a full kitchen without sharing with 20+ people. We cooked to our hearts content!!! 😍

OMG!!! A bed and blanket after 4 days of living in the wild! πŸ™„ We were getting use to the viking life of the harsh environment this reminded us we were people of the 20th century.

Dinner: Taiwanese noodles, hot & sour soup, and Italian wine. 😊