The Little Nuthatch

Iceland road trip, day four.

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On day four of our Iceland road trip, we woke up at our campsite to the adorable sounds of sheepies baaing. Check this cutie... Day four was going to be a long driving day from the town of Myvatn to Thingvellir National Park, with a bit of stopping here and there along the way but nothing particular. Here's a common site- the "Common Snipe", spotted on the way out of Myvatn... Yet another waterfall, Godafoss... From the ring road we were lured into the town of Hvammstangi, thanks to signs promising of seals and these weird little rock people. We...

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Iceland road trip, day three, part two.

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Day three, after a long beautiful drive along the East coast of Iceland, we started heading West into what looked liked another planet, with vast landscapes of rock. Hiding among this landscape is the waterfall Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. A short walk from Dettifoss is another waterfall called Selfoss. Selfoss was one of my favorite waterfalls we visited (along with Gljufurarfoss), not due to the waterfall itself but to the pools of water surrounding the top before the falls. I had not seen anything quite like this before and loved exploring around the pools. Also, what's the...

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Iceland road trip, day three, part one- driving.

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We departed our campsite on the third day, as the fog was finally lifting. It was a long but gorgeous drive onwards to Myvatn. Also, sheep. The lambs are too adorable and caused us to constantly flip out over the cuteness. When they are eating and their tails start to wiggle it is especially TOO MUCH.   Next up- Dettifoss, Selfoss, Mud Pots, and Grjotagija.

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Iceland road trip, day two.

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Day two in Iceland was glacier day! First stop, Svinafellsjokull. The layers of mist, upon moss and black rock, with of course a small waterfall, and then the ice of the glacier... the epitome of Iceland's beauty!   After that we went to Fjallsjokull for a glacier hike. Thankfully my friend and traveling companion's cousin was in Iceland with a group of college students studying climate change, so we were able to join them on their glacier hike as opposed to going on an expensive tour. I had brought my own crampons (shoe covers with metal spikes) to walk on...

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Iceland road trip, day one, part two.

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Skogafoss is a large waterfall right off the Ring Road so I thought we might as well stop to take a look. I had no idea how awesome Skogafoss was going to be. You arrive, and take a look at the main attraction- the huge and powerful waterfall, with Northern Fulmar (resembling a seagull, although not) nesting all around the waterfall on the mossy cliffs surrounding it.   From the bottom, there is a climb to the top of the falls which I have read is 527 steps. I expected the top to be the end of the journey, but...

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