Friday, July 27 (continued)
After our time relaxing at the beach, Al and I knew we had some hiking to do!
Our walk to the state park wasn’t all flowers and sunshine though! We had to walk up to the entrance of the park, which consisted of walking uphill for ~30 mins-1 hour and made us short of breath even before the “real” hiking began!
Once we arrived at the entrance, the guide helped us pick which trail we wanted to hike. Since we craved high, ocean views, we chose to head west and felt the ocean air.
Prior to heading back uphill to continue on our path, a huge bug landed in Al’s mouth as he was talking! I was laughing so hard that I couldn’t even walk back up on the trail!
Even though I couldn’t get his bug incident on camera, I’m happy we took the above pictures 🙂
The views were incredible, the stories were endless, and the laughs were much-needed after a long day of hiking!
“Foss” in Icelandic is “waterfall” in English, so there are many long names with “foss” at the end in this country!
Seljalandsfoss and Svartifoss were two of the last sites seen on our South Coast tour. It was breezy, hailing and damp, but well worth it 🙂
That’s a wrap for my Iceland posts! Thank you for reading and following my story. Now I need to start writing about Peru… 😉
I can’t pronounce, let alone SPELL, the name of this glacier. What I CAN tell you is that this glacier is a must-see on Iceland’s southern coast!
The walk to get here from the parking lot wasn’t short; however, with views like these, I would’ve walked an extra mile!
I had Iceland layovers in 2014 AND 2016, so I had to make 2018 count 🙂 Going outside of the city is something I should’ve done four years ago…
Being so close to the water made me want to swim in it (or at least go kayaking)!
The walk back consisted of hail, rain, snow, and sunshine all in one! But with the sunshine came a lot of green.
Note: I chose not to lighten any of these photos because I want you to see the glacier (almost) as I did!
Reykjavik is truly a melting pot, mainly due to increased tourism over the years! Even though the city had more authenticity when I first visited in 2014, this May was the first time I truly experienced all Reykjavik had to offer…
The “pops of color” and street art took over its downtown area, which is something I always feel the need to photograph!
Reykjavik is unique in many ways, one being that you feel like you’re in Norway, Ireland, and the early 2000s (at times) all in one!
Oh, and the gluten-free dessert AND savory crepes were beyond amazing!!!
No matter where you turned, you saw something special; you definitely weren’t in the States anymore!
My message to you: always go off the beaten path!