The day I preferred a cracker to a cookie – Iceland Diary 4

Glacier time! Woke up in rain again and packed our wet tent. After a long drive down the Ringway into the South with a short and rainy lunch stopover at Höfn we arrived at Jökulsárlón, the Glacier river. Although it was quite misty and very, very windy it was a great sight.
But I preferred watching the seals which were playing in the south of the bridge which crosses the river.


After more rain and foggy hills we finally saw our first glacier: Vatnajökull. It was very impressive because the glacier branches look like huge frozen waves which try to cleave into the valley. Of course I couldn’t help to walk on the glacier but unfortunately my love of adventure was stopped by a muddy incident (see the picture below). So this day made history as the day I preferred a cracker to a cookie. Blame it on the glacier!


So we didn’t make it onto the glacier but into Skaftafell National Park and found a great accomodation in the cosy Bölti Guesthouse.

See more pictures in the gallery:

Day 1, Part 1 – How to shoot a geysir?
Day 1, Part 2 – Hot springs on the moon
Day 2 – Colour attack!
Day 3 – Waterfalls in the North-East
Day 4 – You’re here!
Day 5 – Wet again but hej, two rainbows!
Day 6 – Hello rain again
Day 7 – Welcome to the capital: Reykjavik
Day 8 – The last Day in Iceland

My Iceland Top Ten
My Iceland Essentials

14 thoughts on “The day I preferred a cracker to a cookie – Iceland Diary 4

  1. Oh, es geht weiter. Schade, dass das Wetter so mies war. Wir hatten auf der Ecke, auch recht schlechtes Wetter, mit starken Winden und Dauerregen. Besonders zwischen Egilstadir und Höfn. Dann gings wieder. Toll sind eure Bilder trotzdem. Ich genieße das Mitreisen!!!
    Liebe Grüße allesistgut

    • bin auch gespannt auf deine fotos von dort! ist immer interessant zu sehen, wie jemand anderes das erlebt hat! hast du auch seehunde gesehen? :)

      • Ja, wir haben am Strand bei Jökulsárlon auch Seehunde gesehen, die gespielt haben. Leider hatte ich kein Teleobjektiv mit. Aber es war trotzdem schön, sie zu beobachten.

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