Offbeat: Butterscotch's Tale - Iceland Day 3

Day 3:  Woke up to the sound of waterfall and ripples...car camping was a wonderful idea...😁 

Was much warmer than camping in Reykjavik I definitely approve of car camping! 😉

 

Butterscotch approve! 

 

Campsite: Svinafell Campground. Definitely worth our trip! Glacier, misty mountain range, waterfall... sheep and horses to boot! 

 

Very serene nothing you'd get often back in the states.

Doesn't open until 17:00...but you can set up your tent and pay when they're open. Family owned establishments set their own schedule. 😄 There's only two showers, but they're free! Don't camp by the national park which is 12 minutes away, which cost more and would charge you 6 bucks per 7 minutes shower. 

 

Our tent blended in with the background...😆 

 

We finally napped with the sun shining and the birds chirping 😊

 

I didn't sleep for 2 days.... the 4 hours nap was necessary to function...😂

Beautiful early morning fog. 

 

Next Stop: Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park

 

Gorgeous drive to the National Park. 

 

Can you spot Atsugari? 

 

Skaftafell Fall: Hexagon Columnar Basalt

 

 

 

It's like tetris and a waterfall...

 

Hexagon staircase 

 

Don't forget to smell the flowers. 

 

Glacier Stroll: 

 

Testing the glacier water. 

 

Glacier up close and personal! 😍

Snack: Bread, apple, Icelandic Butter, and of course some Highland Whiskey. 🤤 

 

This wards off the chill emanating from the glacier 😬 My fingers nearly froze off...

 

That's why we have the whiskey flask...😎

Mini Butterscotch was still sleeping in the tent, so Plush Butterscotch was there for the photoshoot. 

 

The drive back was stunning!  

 

Dinner: Egg Flower soup with mushrooms, herbs and black fungus 😊


Nothing like a hot bowl of soup to finish off the day!!! Looking forward to another night of sleeping while the sun is shining and the birds are chirping...(I swear I'm gonna eat lots of birds when I get back for revenge...aka silence of the birds...)😡
 

Fun Fact: We learned the black meadows we drove across this morning was the aftermath of two large volcanic eruptions on the 1800s. 

The lowland and fields were destroyed, forcing the farmers to moved to the slopes. . 

 

Evidence of their homes still exist today. 

 

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