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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón was my last stop of the day before turning around on the ring road to head back to my abode in Vik, Iceland. I was tired and didn’t know what to expect as my phone was dead so I was merely going to places I had written down, not knowing or remembering exactly what they were.

You have to walk over a bit of a hill to get to the lake. When I got to the top, with my first view of the scene, my breath was completely taken away. I don’t think I had ever seen something so unusual and beautiful.

Lost in Iceland

Iceland

My phone died on the way to Iceland. That was not a good time for such a thing to happen. My rental car had (kind of crappy) GPS, but that didn’t help when I went out on hikes. I was looking for Bruarfoss when I took today’s photo.

Waterfall Wednesday

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Bruarfoss (Iceland)

Bruarfoss may be the most beautiful waterfall I have ever seen. Sure, there are plenty of longer and/or wider falls. Bruarfoss doesn’t even show up on most top ten lists for Iceland’s waterfalls, but two things made Bruarfoss extra special.

The first is (obviously) the color. I haven’t photoshopped this photo. Those blue and turquoise colors are what you actually see when the sun is out. The second is I was the only one there. Hard to believe, given the beauty of this place, but I was there before 10 in the morning, and this waterfall is hard to find.

Some new houses have been built in the area making access difficult. The Google maps location was incorrect (but maybe that has been fixed?). I walked quite a distance before finding it. I never did find the Bruarfoss Waterfall Access Bridge, and photos on the internet indicate the bridge has been closed. Good luck!

Kerið

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Kerið (Iceland)

Two reasons to get to Kerid early in the morning: owners of the parking lot aren’t there yet to charge you to see it and, more importantly, nobody else is there.

Faxi rainbow

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Rainbow coming off Vatnsleysufoss (AKA Faxi)

Waterfall Wednesday

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waterfall near Gluggafoss

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