This year we’ve decided to explore the country apart from the usual fanfest activities. Don’t get me wrong, the golden circle tour is still covers very nice places to see but it feels more like a very funny and cool school excursion with lots of your (adult) eve buddies :-). This year the golden circle tour was even shorter due to the Eve Monument ceremony, but I managed to get a few pictures here as well.
Renting a car and doing your own trip has lots of advantages over the bus trip: You can have a break where ever you want, decide when you want to make a coffee break and you don’t have to take care about the usually very tight bus schedule. The only downside of our trip: It was a very long trip, time and distance wise.
So where did we go? I had about 4 major way points planned in advance which I wanted to see:
- Seljalandsfoss: That’s the waterfall where you can walk behind. Pretty impressive if you’ve the right waterproofed clothes with you.
- Black Back around Vik/Reynishverfisvegur: This black beach (based on basalt/volcanic sand) is very impressive with it’s massive basalt rocks. I took a couple long exposure shots, got my shoes, socks, trousers and tripod soaked with salt water, but was was damn worth it.
- Svartifoss/Skaftafell: This (yet another) waterfall needs a 2 km hike up the hills. If you’ve good weather conditions it’s well worth a trip and getting out of your car after a couple hours drive will be refreshing. The waterfall itself in this basalt canyon is impressive as well.
- Jökulsárlón: This is the glacier lagoon where all the ice rocks that broke of the glacier try to travel towards the ocean.
It’s a 400 km ride but you can’t compare this distance with a highway in Germany where you’ve no speed limits. So take your time, look left and right, make a few unplanned stops here and there to get in touch with this wild and incredible nature.
Thanks to Marco, Georg, Brad, Zach and David who made this trip a very enjoyable, laughable and interesting trip! Every time again, hopefully next year.
Hope you enjoy my pictures (click read more):