Monday, September 25, 2017
A Spectacular Day
Sometimes a day just stands out from others for its surprises, its wonders, its beauty. September 1 was one of those days. We decided to revisit Reynisfjara Beach with its black sand and basalt columns. The wind was stiff and we bundled up with gloves and jackets well zipped.
We had been here three years ago and on a much warmer day - it was nice to see it a little wilder.
I was surprised to see some puffins still sitting on the grass above the basalt columns. This time of year they fly out to sea and spend months on the water.
The sea stacks were slightly shrouded in mist and the waves crashed against them.
The textures of the rock inside the caves were fascinating. After a stop in Vik for lunch we drove east and the climate changed completely.
Mountains seem to display sculptures.
And in the distance we saw the glacier.
We arrived at our destination: Jökulsárlón - a lagoon at the end of one arm of the glacier. In it floated icebergs which had broken off from the glacier. It was jaw-dropping beautiful.
I'll let the images speak for themselves.
We went to a second lagoon: Fjallsárlón - not quite as dramatic but beautiful nonetheless.
Days don't get much better than this!