Thursday, November 25, 2010

Vik, Iceland

My second day in Iceland, Lárus Sigurðarson and I went to Vik and back. I highlighted the route on this map in red. The drive was a perfect day trip, and gave me the chance to get more acquainted with Iceland before setting off on my own. Our first stop was Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall that you can walk behind. It was so cold that the mist froze the grass around the waterfall. The pathways were incredibly slippery, and I actually had my first dorky fall here. My ski pants were so thick that it didn't hurt at all, but I was more careful after that.

I got a quick lesson on how and where to pull over to get photos of things that catch my eye as I drive.

We stopped at Skógarfoss, a waterfall where both Justin and Lárus have managed to capture rainbows. My tiny rainbow was barely visible, but I was happy with the visit.

Vik had some beautiful places to visit, but I found it amusing that it is marked as a city on the map. It basically consists of a bed and breakfast, gas station with a burger joint, and a church. The egg burgers were delicious though!

I took a rock from the beach. It would have been a great location to work with a model.

Lárus showed me how to drive to this great lighthouse at with an incredible view. I used the lesson on how to drive up steep dirt roads many more times throughout my time in Iceland.

Fun Fact: Iceland has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.


ml said...

what a trajectory, Claire! I am proud of you driving around the whole country of Iceland - you and the company of your camera. A great partner, great photography!
* * * Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself. - Thomas Browne

Anonymous said...

Frábær Ljósmyndun.