This is my last day of travel. It’s kind of bitter sweet. I ate breakfast and I checked out of my hostel and with everything all packed up in the car I spent the morning in Reykjavik doing a little last minute exploring. Because it was fairly early in the morning not much was open but I made my way towards Hallrímskirkja, the church you can see on the postcards in every store. It’s a beautiful church and so much different than all of the gothic cathedrals I’ve been in so far.
The drizzle cleared up when I left Skaftafell in the morning making my way back the way I had come. As it turns out Houdini Waterfall is actually called Foos A Sio, but I like Houdini better. I made a pit stop at Stjórnarfoss Waterfall where I met a ram that didn’t like guests near his pasture. He puffed himself up at me and I gave him his space. For lunch I stopped back in Vik but didn’t spend any more time because there were a few more stops on my list. First it was into Fj
After enjoying the sunshine through the window for breakfast I headed out under some blue sky to take a few pictures of the little town of Vik. It’s vastly more beautiful in the sunlight than the rain if I’m honest. Then I hit the road towards Skaftafell. My first distraction was an isolated plateau/mountain called Hjorleifshofoi, I just mumble it and move on. Mostly I stopped because the lighting was fantastic and I knew it wouldn’t be that way on my return journey, that and
You know your language is hard when google can’t translate it. Icelandic is the strangest language and super hard and I wouldn’t even attempt to pronounce any of it, ever, for any reason. It’s a good thing most of the people know English really well. To add to the car troubles I’ve already had, my service light AND tire pressure lights were on so I called the rental company and they had me exchange it at the local office, free of charge this time. Which was good because I was
I hated to leave Honfleur, it was even more beautiful in the morning than it was in the evening and after getting up at 6 to be on the road by 7, I took 5 minutes to snag a few last pictures of this town. I was going to stop somewhere for breakfast later since nothing was open around me. Then I was on my way and I got to enjoy driving through the French country side with the morning mist during sunrise. It was practically a fairy tale but I don’t picture and drive so you don’