We spent a couple of nights in Reykjavik on the way to Calgary. For a change we decided to leave our bikes packed and take a Super Jeep Tour to Landmannalauger and the Saga valley stopping off at several waterfalls, lava fields, hot springs and Mt. Hekla. We are not really used to being reliant on other people so it was a bit frustrating when the jeep forgot to pick us up, but once we got going our wonderful Icelandic guide made up for that.The scenery is just mind blowing. We had an unusually sunny day so we were able to see for miles and the normally ferocious wind was light. Once we left the tarmac and set off across the lava dust road 9ur guide let down the massive balloon tyres and rolled effortlessly across the black, green, red and brown landscape, across fast flowing rivers and late lying snow. We visited a massive crater and lake whose name translates to ‘Ugly Puddle’. It was stunning.
We spent a relaxing time floating in a hot spring river. It was a bit surreal, floating in steaming water, in a lush green field, surrounded by snow covered lava mountains while having a political discussion with a group of East Germans.It doesn’t start getting dark here until about 10:30. In the evening light we visited the Thieves Waterfall where they used to hurl thieves in viking times.
Below I am adding some other photos of the trip.