The drive we had deliberate on at the present time in Iceland was gonna be an extended one however so value it as a result of we might be visiting among the finest waterfalls in Iceland alongside the best way.
We have been at present staying on the Greenhouse Resort in Sellfoss and can be driving all the best way to the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.
The drive takes round 3 hours and 40 minutes which doesn’t seem to be quite a bit however that’s with none stops for lunch and dinner (there are not any eating places close to it).
Additionally that drive has among the finest waterfalls in Iceland so you would simply double that driving time with all the additional stops after which add a number of extra hours on prime of that. (Right here’s a terrific tour you possibly can e book 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 possibly can stroll behind – which hands-down makes it not simply among the finest waterfalls in Iceland however arguably in all of Europe.
Again once we visited the primary time over 10 years in the past (yeah, I do know I preserve reminiscing about this in all our earlier posts, hehe!) there was a carpark right here but it surely 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 method over to the waterfall. As we approached it although, that’s once 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 automotive 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, it is best to have seen how moist we acquired once 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 method again up by the alternative aspect of the waterfall and went to go to one other waterfall only a few 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 among the finest waterfalls in Iceland you might not even realise you already know.
Basically if you’re wanting 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 while you go searching for it but it surely’s so value it.
It’s completely attractive and feels such as you’ve discovered this unimaginable secret in Iceland.
Nicely, if you happen to ignore all the opposite folks round you ready for his or her second to soak all of it in (pun supposed).
Finally, we made our method again to the automotive 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 among the finest waterfalls in Iceland positively appeared prefer it wanted probably the most typical meals you will get in Iceland.
The lamb shank as we speak nonetheless was simply okay at finest and the service was truly fairly unhealthy.
Even simply getting somebody to take your order felt like pulling enamel and the workers acted like they’d quite 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 in all probability 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 executed 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 so forth.
The ambiance right here is very nice and the meals is nice so I’d positively suggest it.
Dinner executed we had just a little jaunt round Vik, which was by now coated in fog earlier than heading off on our highway journey once more.
I feel we will need to have arrived at The FossHotel Glacier Lagoon in all probability near midnight once more however this time a minimum of we had dinner earlier than arriving.
Right here’s what we acquired as much as the subsequent day on this put up right here – spoiler alert – it’s all about glaciers, icebergs and ice caves. 🙂