The drive we had deliberate on this present day in Iceland was gonna be a protracted one however so value it as a result of we might be visiting a few of the finest waterfalls in Iceland alongside the way in which.
We had been at the moment staying on the Greenhouse Resort in Sellfoss and could be driving all the way in which to the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.
The drive takes round 3 hours and 40 minutes which doesn’t appear to be quite a bit however that’s with none stops for lunch and dinner (there aren’t any eating places close to it).
Additionally that drive has a few of the finest waterfalls in Iceland so you understand you would simply double that driving time with all the additional stops after which add a number of extra hours on prime of that. (Here’s a great tour you can book which has the waterfall and another superb locations to go to in Iceland)
As so off we went!
Our first cease was Seljalandsfoss which is that this waterfall you may stroll behind – which hands-down makes it not simply top-of-the-line waterfalls in Iceland however arguably in all of Europe.
Again after we visited the primary time over 10 years in the past (yeah, I do know I maintain reminiscing about this in all our previous posts, hehe!) there was a parking lot right here but it surely was nowhere practically as organised as it’s now.
There are even bogs right here now.
Anyway, we parked up and as you do, made our manner 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 had 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 should always have.
If we thought we had been getting moist from the entrance of Seljalandsfoss waterfall, it’s best to have seen how moist we obtained after we walked behind it. We had been totally soaked.
By this level, although I figured if had 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 manner again up by means of the alternative facet of the waterfall and went to go to one other waterfall just some minutes away that we’d missed on our earlier journeys to Iceland.
It’s referred to as Gljufrabui and it’s hidden in plain sight right here. It’s top-of-the-line waterfalls in Iceland it’s possible you’ll 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 a bit cavern and also you would possibly get your ft a bit moist if 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.
Effectively, in case you ignore all the opposite folks round you ready for his or her second to soak all of it in (pun meant).
Ultimately, we made our manner 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 before had left them very dusty and the waterfalls at this time simply turned that dustiness into mud.
Lunch was on the close by resort’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 had been so superb 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 top-of-the-line waterfalls in Iceland positively appeared prefer it wanted one of the typical meals you will get in Iceland.
The lamb shank at this time nevertheless was simply okay at finest and the service was truly fairly unhealthy.
Even simply getting somebody to take your order felt like pulling tooth and the workers acted like they’d reasonably be wherever else however there.
Anyway, after lunch and feeling good and dry, we headed over to Skogafoss and immediately obtained moist once more.
I positively assume the wind was doing one thing at this time as a result of I don’t ever keep in mind being as moist right here as we had been on this journey.
It’s a magnificent waterfall and to be honest, we most likely ventured a bit nearer to it than we had on earlier journeys although that was largely as a result of we had been already correctly soaked once more even earlier than getting near it.
As soon as we had been carried out right here we headed off in the hunt for our resort however determined to make a fast cease in Vik as that will 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 environment right here is very nice and the meals is nice so I’d positively suggest it.
Dinner carried out we had a bit 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 most likely near midnight once more however this time at the least we had dinner earlier than arriving.
Right here’s what we obtained as much as the subsequent day in this post here – spoiler alert – it’s all about glaciers, icebergs and ice caves. 🙂
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