The drive we had deliberate on today in Iceland was gonna be a protracted one however so price it as a result of we might be visiting a few of the greatest waterfalls in Iceland alongside the best way.
We have been at present staying on the Greenhouse Resort in Sellfoss and could be driving all the best way to the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.
The drive takes round 3 hours and 40 minutes which doesn’t appear to be lots however that’s with none stops for lunch and dinner (there aren’t any eating places close to it).
Additionally that drive has a few of the greatest waterfalls in Iceland so you can simply double that driving time with all the additional stops after which add just a few extra hours on prime of that. (Right here’s an ideal tour you may guide which has the waterfall and another wonderful locations to go to in Iceland)
As so off we went!
Our first cease was Seljalandsfoss which is that this waterfall you may stroll behind – which hands-down makes it not simply top-of-the-line waterfalls in Iceland however arguably in all of Europe.
Again after we visited the primary time over 10 years in the past (yeah, I do know I hold reminiscing about this in all our earlier posts, hehe!) there was a carpark right here nevertheless it was nowhere almost as organised as it’s now.
There are even bogs right here now.
Anyway, we parked up and as you do, made our approach over to the waterfall. As we approached it although, that’s after I realised we’d made an enormous mistake – not bringing raincoats with us.
Yeah, the climate was dry however with that wind, we have been already beginning to get fairly moist earlier than even attending to Seljalandsfoss.
We truly did have raincoats within the automobile however couldn’t be bothered to return and get them. We must always have.
If we thought we have been getting moist from the entrance of Seljalandsfoss waterfall, you must have seen how moist we acquired after we walked behind it. We have been totally soaked.
By this level, although I figured if have been already soaked then ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ and determined to stroll down the trail that leads towards the bottom of the waterfall.
It was a little bit of a surreal expertise as a result of, from a distance, the waterfall appears comparatively skinny and wispy however up shut, you get a real sense of how highly effective it truly is.
Utterly drenched, we made our approach again up by way of the other facet of the waterfall and went to go to one other waterfall just some minutes away that we’d missed on our earlier journeys to Iceland.
It’s known as Gljufrabui and it’s hidden in plain sight right here. It’s top-of-the-line waterfalls in Iceland you could not even realise you already know.
Basically in case you are trying proper at Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrabui is on the left of this, nearly a 3-minute stroll away.
It’s tucked away in just a little cavern and also you may get your toes a bit moist whenever you go on the lookout for it nevertheless it’s so price it.
It’s completely beautiful and feels such as you’ve discovered this unbelievable secret in Iceland.
Properly, if you happen to ignore all the opposite individuals round you ready for his or her second to soak all of it in (pun meant).
Ultimately, we made our approach again to the automobile and headed off in the hunt for our subsequent waterfall – Skogafoss.
Skogafoss is one other highly effective and iconic Icelandic waterfall however we needed to mood our enthusiasm and cease for lunch first.
The lunch cease was additionally an excuse to dry off as not a single merchandise on me felt dry – particularly not my footwear.
The hike to the Meradalir volcano two days earlier than had left them very dusty and the waterfalls as we speak simply turned that dustiness into mud.
Lunch was on the close by lodge’s restaurant and was a far cry from our most up-to-date journey there a few years in the past.
Again then the workers have been so wonderful and the lamb shank we had was so good. A lot in order that I made a decision to order the very same factor.
A visit to top-of-the-line waterfalls in Iceland positively appeared prefer it wanted some of the typical meals you will get in Iceland.
The lamb shank as we speak nevertheless was simply okay at greatest and the service was truly fairly dangerous.
Even simply getting somebody to take your order felt like pulling tooth and the workers acted like they’d somewhat be wherever else however there.
Anyway, after lunch and feeling good and dry, we headed over to Skogafoss and immediately acquired moist once more.
I positively suppose the wind was doing one thing as we speak as a result of I don’t ever keep in mind being as moist right here as we have been on this journey.
It’s a magnificent waterfall and to be truthful, we most likely ventured a bit nearer to it than we had on earlier journeys although that was largely as a result of we have been already correctly soaked once more even earlier than getting near it.
As soon as we have been finished right here we headed off in the hunt for our lodge however determined to make a fast cease in Vik as that may be the final busy city we’d undergo which had choices for dinner that night.
In Vik, we discovered Smiðjan Brugghús, a microbrewery which did nice burgers, fries, BBQ pork ribs…and many others.
The environment right here is very nice and the meals is nice so I’d positively suggest it.
Dinner finished we had just a little jaunt round Vik, which was by now lined in fog earlier than heading off on our highway journey once more.
I feel we should have arrived at The FossHotel Glacier Lagoon most likely near midnight once more however this time not less than we had dinner earlier than arriving.
Right here’s what we acquired as much as the subsequent day on this publish right here – spoiler alert – it’s all about glaciers, icebergs and ice caves. 🙂
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