Iceland, Day 4: Hundafoss, Svartifoss, Vatnajökull National Park, and Reynisfjara

On Saturday morning, I headed east through rain and fog so thick the hills and mountains disappeared. They only reappeared when I was a few miles away, and then they were only dark shapes. Shortly after passing through Vik, I passed into the lava fields below one of Iceland's largest volcanoes, Katla. This expanse is … Continue reading Iceland, Day 4: Hundafoss, Svartifoss, Vatnajökull National Park, and Reynisfjara

Iceland, Day 3: Skógafoss, the Fimmvörðuháls trail, Dyrhólaey, and Reynisfjara

On Friday morning, I left Reykjavik and drove east toward the little town of Vik on Iceland's southern coast. But first, I made a stop at Skógafoss. This is one of Iceland's most popular waterfalls. It has a single drop of 197' (60m) and is 82' (25 meters wide). On sunny days, you can see … Continue reading Iceland, Day 3: Skógafoss, the Fimmvörðuháls trail, Dyrhólaey, and Reynisfjara