After another nice night in our little camper van, we headed over to Sistrafoss. A short drive later we found ourselves amidst a sizeable crowd of tourists exploring Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.
After the slight disappointment on the previous day we decided to try our luck with F208 again and started crawling northbound. We were rewarded by a whole lot of amazing scenery. Unfortunately the pictures can merely convey an idea of the landscape.
We headed up to Landmannalaugar and had a quick bath in the hot springs there.
After Landmannalaugar we made our way further up north on F208 and F228 to Veiðivötn to enjoy another amazing viewpoint. This is our trusty steed up there 🙂
Given the steady switch between rain and sunshine we saw a gazillion rainbows, this shall serve as representation for them:
At the end of the day we were treated to a nice sunset
We started the day out by taking another peak at Seljalandsfoss
Checking out Skogafoss
A quick hike to the Sólheimajökull glacier
And Reynisfjara Beach
Afterwards we wanted to make our way towards Landmannalaugar, unfortunately for that day F208 was closed between the ringroad and Landmannalaugar. So we tried to go a different way. We ended up having to turn around both on F233 and F210, but didn’t regret a single minute, as it was pretty awesome 🙂
This weekend we went to a little event by http://www.onthemarkarchery.com/. For both of us, this was the first venture into archery. While the arrows did actually have pointy tips, the only casualty of the day was one of the arrows, who tragically lost some feathers 🙂
On Sunday we join what seemed to be a big crowd of people walking up Mt Lafayette/Lincoln. Sore legs and a slight sunburn were the result. As an interesting side note, we a got a hint about a the quick weather changes in the whites. Going between winter gloves and sweaty t-shirt in the matter of hours.
Originally we wanted to go hike again this weekend, but the weather made that a bad idea. So we decided to go and check out a mtb park a couple of people had recommended to us. So here’s a little video of our first time at the Highland Mountain MTB Park.
For this months’ traveling we decided to escape the chaos that usually unfolds around the 4th of July celebrations in the US (note, they’re celebrating independence day, i.e. #brexit1776).
However, keeping true to our approach of not planning things too thoroughly, we of course failed to realize that our chosen escape area hosted its own set of chaos: