Nothing like a good road trip with family! Today we traveled across Iceland to Skaftafell on the eastern shore. Along the way we saw some of the most incredible waterfalls, got awesome views of Iceland's active volcanos, and watched a stunning sunset from the black sand beach...and more importantly, we found the Aurora Borealis!
Eyjafjallajokull Glacier & VolcanoFor such a small island, Iceland has a total of 130 volcanos (30 are active). Most recently, Eyjafjallajokull erupted in 2010. While relatively small, it did cause enormous disruption to air travel across Europe.
SeljalandsfossOne of the most famous and picturesque waterfalls. It drops 200 feet over the cliff and the fun part is you can walk behind it.
SkogafossWaterfall on the Skoga river over a former sea cliff. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall often produces a single or double rainbow on sunny days (and even on rainy days). There is a flat walk to the base of the falls, and you can walk as close as you dare.
SkogafossPatrick enjoying the view. In the background are the stairs to the top of the waterfall (over 400). This is also the beginning of one of the most popular hiking tracks in Iceland.
VikThe little town of Vik with the Stacks in the background. According to folklore, two trolls attempted to drag a ship to land but were turned to stone as daylight broke, turning them into the Reynisdrangar stacks