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...😅...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 😂
It was fun to hike in the snow going over
all the rocks😆
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!
Grjotagja: Geothermally heated...but still too hot to bath...we forgot to bring our eggs to boiled. 😆
I almost wanted to jump in but then it would've been the most horrifying swim of my life🙀
It's so blue!!!
Contemplating jumping in for a dip 😊
I wanted to take a dip... but I might not return...😆
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.
It's the climb...
Windy, snowing, and freezing...😅... 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...🙄
Very relaxing and not overly crowded 😁
It's getting out in the cold snowy wind is the problem!😬
And it snow...it snowed again...😂... how can this be summer?
Water is full of minerals sooooo good for our skin 🤗
Godafoss: When Icelandic people decided to become Christian...😅...they added a twist to the name.
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! 🙄 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. 😊
Fun Fact: Icelandic is a derivative of Northern German language! No wonder we met so many German here! Their flight is only two hours! Lucky them! 😆
Guest houses remind you you are capable
of living like a normal human being instead like heathen in a viking world!!