{iceland} ring road day 5

February 20, 2017

While very beautiful, there aren’t all that many major stops between Egilsstadir in Eastern Iceland and Akureyri, Iceland’s northern capital. The biggest attraction in the area of the Myvatn area, a giant and shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism. Also nearby is the Krafla volcano. Most of our day spent not driving was spent in these two attraction areas. The most beautiful was the Víti Crater in Krafla, which may not have been that beautiful to climb up, but the top of the crater looking down into a lake that had formed was breathtaking. The Hverir Geothermal area (also in Krafla) didn’t seem like Krafla or any Earthly location at all. In fact, I could have sworn I was walking on the surface of Mars or something – the ground and all the bubbling/boiling mud was so other worldly.

The Grjtagja Cave in Myvatn was also an interesting experience. This cave is filled with naturally geothermal-heated water and people used to bathe in this cave regularly and the water temperature is said to be perfect. Too bad visitors aren’t allowed to do this anymore!

Read more about our Iceland adventures here: ring road day 1ring road day 2ring road day 3ring road day 4

The fifth Icelandic photo adventure:

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3 Responses to “{iceland} ring road day 5”

  1. Ester said

    Wow, it is beatiful!

  2. Beautiful! I can’t wait for my Iceland trip later this year.

  3. annalice said

    this seriously looks amazing!!! i must go

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