Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Waterfalls and Puffins- Iceland Day 3

After a leisurely breakfast, we decided to head to Vik to see the black sand beach and try to spot Puffins.  Along the way we stopped at numerous waterfalls, saw adorable and majestic Icelandic horses, lots of sheep, glaciers and lots of moss.  Iceland is truly a beautiful place.  Driving is easy- flat and few cars on the road- and there's 24 hours of daylight.  Icelanders are very nice and trusting people, although there seems to be more foreign tourists than native Icelanders.

Pictures from Day 3:

Skyr- delicious yogurt-like food.  Pear and vanilla are winners so far!  Have yet to see Siggi's yogurt.

Some of the scenery along the road.  Some googling taught us the purple flowers are called Alaskan Lupine or Nutka.

Seljalandfoss, which we were able to walk behind.

Gljúfurábui- Just a short walk past Seljalandfoss and out of sight is the amazing Gljufurabui.  Most tourists don't bother walking down to see this waterfall and it's hidden in the canyon, but well worth the walk.

Icelandic horses running right next to our car.  The only traffic we encountered!

Skógafoss- Further down the Ring Road, is this beauty.

We had a delicious meal of fresh fish at a simple looking bistro bar at Skógafoss.

Arctic Char with Mashed Potoatoes

 Cod with Salad and Turnips

Sheep near Skógafoss

And finally PUFFINS at Dyrhólaey!!!

Dyrhólaey and Vik Beaches with its basalt columns.

The sky at 1 am on the drive back to Reykjavik.

Another fantastic and full day in Iceland!

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