our second day in iceland was our day to just drive around, do the golden circle, stop anywhere else that was picture-worthy (basically everywhere), and finish our night out by the glacier lagoon, 4 hours from reykjavik. we were originally going to make our way to the glacier lagoon and head back to reykjvik the same day, but we realized it would just be too much driving so we booked a hotel out that way. and it's a good thing too, because by the time we made it there, we were chasing the setting sun and it was about 8pm. we definitely would not have wanted to drive 4 hours back to the city at that time of night.
our car for the 4 days.
Þingvellir national park.
i think i said this before, but it really is like another planet.
we're in iceland!
be aware - the water is boiling and the nearest hospital is 62 km away!
the geysir erupts every 3-4 minutes and it's a pretty cool thing to see.
gullfoss waterfall in all her beauty. also known as: the windiest place in iceland. seriously.
there are horses everywhere in iceland (in fact, there's about 80,000 in the whole country). when driving to our next stop, we just had to pull over and pet them.
look at that hair!
they are so short and stocky and incredibly cute and friendly.
i didn't want to leave them.
seljalandfoss - the waterfall you can walk behind (and get very wet).
there's dylan way down in the bottom in the green jacket.
and then you keep driving.
and i fall asleep in the car. typical.
the small town of vik. too charming.
we finally made it to jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.
so peaceful listening to the ice crashing, the water moving, watching the sun setting.
and then seals popped up!
the clearest of clear ice.