It was like night and day. One minute we’re under gloomy skies and rain, the next minute we’re under blue skies and blazing sun. The Icelanders will tell you “that’s Iceland!” with a big smile.
It was amazing to see the glacier topped mountains sparkling in the sun.
As we drove along we noticed a small village called Hof. We decided to explore and we were sure glad we did! We found this cute little church there
The next major stop we were looking to make was the Svartifoss (Black Fall) at the Vatnajökull National Park in Skaftafell.
We found the park and got out of the car and ditched our winter coats as it had gotten quite warm.
The sign at the visitor center said the hiking trail to the waterfall was just over a mile long and went about 500 feet up the side of the mountain. We were optimistic and eager for the challenge!
It was a rather strenuous hike. We had to take lots of breaks, but we eventually made it. And I would say it was worth it.
After we climbed back down the mountain I was about as sore and as tired as I have been in a long while. We found our way to the hotel, check in and had dinner. Lucky for me there was no Internet so rather than process images and update this blog I got to collapse in a heap on the oh so comfortable bed and sleep and sleep.
The journey continues tomorrow.