5th March 2017. Sunday.
Woke up and looked out from our chalet. It was quite and peaceful.
After breakfast, we bid farewell to Gesthus Selfoss.
Our first destination : Seljalandsfoss. The sky was bluish when we arrived.
There is a cave behind this waterfall. The path to the cave was too icy. No attempt for now. Will be back sometimes later, probably in the summer months.
Finally…. the sky cleared….
Leaving Seljalandsfoss, the drive to Skógafoss waterfall was scenic. There was little snow and the drive was easy.
Icelandic Horses were common sight along the way.
and one of our favorite…. Pony Gaga.
We arrived Skógafoss with bright Sun and it incident at the correct angle.
Crowd gathered as the rainbow became more intense.
and this was a complete rainbow shot.
The Landscape beside the waterfall was equally spectacular.
Ling Ling and Hong King make it to the top of the waterfall. Complimentary pictures from both of them.
View from top of waterfall 1.
View from top of waterfall 2.
Our picnic lunch.
After lunch, it was few minutes drive to Musée de Skógar. A museum housing regional folk craft and Icelandic life cultural heritage.
Icelandic House model.
There are several buildings each housing different types of exhibits.
No good …exhibit vandalism…
We had a short detour to Solheimajokull Glacier tongue. The carpark was pretty packed. Many people came here for Glacier hiking.
The road to Vik was a little winding, and were all white on both side of the road.
Arrived at Vik Church.
Vik Church stands at high spot overseeing the town. Vik town is bordered by the jutting out headland.
Moving to the other side of the headland, we arrived at Reynisfjara, Black sand beach.
A close up look reveal the hexagonal basalt rock formation. (I chose to believe the rock formation was like growing copper sulphate crystal in school, but at a very massive scale and at very high temperature).
The wind roared furiously here with wave crashing in at man height once in awhile. This was definitely one of the most amazing place I had ever come across.
Our next destination was Dyrholaey. A look out point, where we can see Black sand beach from top. The drive was easy at first, but had gotten very tough when we were near.
See, we were heading to the little lighthouse in the center of this picture.
From the look out point, looking down …..black sand beach stretches for tens of miles.
And the lighthouse, standing a little off the cliff.
Looking down the cliff…. various rock formation dotted the coast line.
After an eventful day, we headed to our cottage Vestri Petursey. The cottage is clean and fully furnished.
Beautiful sunset before dinner.
Dinner….spaghetti and salad.
Desert….imagine we brought the whole fruit from Singapore….
It was a long day. We had seen many amazing and enjoyable site. Wonderful.
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