Our second trip to Iceland, and it was no less spectacular than our first trip.
On our first trip we concentrated on the Highlands and the south coast.
This time we wanted to visit the north and the west of Iceland.
But the main goal was to return to Landmannalaugar and climb Mount Blahnukur during a midsummer night. Blahnukur is a940 meter high volcano in the remote Highlands of Iceland.
The 360 degree view from the summit on a clear midsummer night is unforgettable.
We spent two hours on the summit before we decended into a side valley and returned back to our car. The experience from that night was so strong that we returned the next day and climbed Blahnukur a second time. Again we were the only people around.It was pure magic.
Then it was time to pay a visit to our next location.
We went south to the beautiful glacier lagoon of Jökulsarlon, then we followed the "Ring Road" around east Iceland to Husavik in the north.
The waterfalls of the north are the biggest waterfalls in Europe.
Godafoss, the waterfall of the gods, got his name around 1000 years ago, when Iceland converted to christianity.
It is said that the lawspeaker threw the pagan statues into the waterfall after the conversion.
How voluntarily this happened can only be guessed.
In Husavik we took a whale watching tour. Even though it was rough sea and the boat bounced up and down, we saw a lot of Humpback Whales and a Blue Whale, the largest mammal on earth.
A memorable moment for us.
Next day we followed the Ring Road further to the west and visited the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Most prominent landmark on the peninsula is the Snaefellsjökull volcano.
We stayed in Grundarfjordur, a nice little town on the north side of the peninsula. Hotel Framnes, right at the harbour, was a cosy stay where we had the most delicious dinner on our last evening.
For sure this wasn`t our last trip to Iceland.....
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