Visit to Iceland — Day 4

We did four full days in Iceland in November 2018. Here’re the write-ups for Day 1 and Days 2 and 3.

Day 4: South Shore

It felt significantly warmer on this, our last day of adventure in Iceland. Unfortunately, that meant also it rained cats and dogs. Really would have loved my rain pants here. It was too warm for the ski pants but not dry enough for just jeans.

Reynisdrangar rock formations and hexagonal basalt cliff walls

Apparently this is a similar kind of rock formation to the Giant‘s Causeway in Northern Ireland…but alas, we‘ve not yet been. We were warned repeatedly about the danger of “sneaker waves.”

Sólheimajökull glacier

This was so cool to see — one of my favorite parts of this trip. I think the dreary weather actually contributed to the mood.

Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls

These were the last two stops on our bus trip along the south shore, and the finale to the whole trip. At this point, after being cold and wet all day, I could barely be bothered to get out of the bus. I really needed those rain pants. At one of the waterfalls you are supposed to be able to walk behind the falls for a photo op. The walkway was closed during our visit. That‘s probably for the best.

Wrap Up

Iceland, as our first toe-dip into Scandinavia, was fascinating. In retrospect, winter is not such a bad time to go. Just be prepared to layer your clothing and make sure to save up for any incidentals. Like, you know, food.

One thought on “Visit to Iceland — Day 4”

  1. Dad

    Love your last comment! Yeah, the food was expensive, but not enough to prohibit a return trip someday. Nice pictures, too. You write a great blog.

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