Iceland

The tripod for the camera was useless; it blew over even when weighted with my bag

Kate and I recently spent 3 days in Iceland with friends. Arriving in Reykjavík on Thursday morning we spent the day walking round the city and getting a feel for where everything is. On Friday we picked up a car and drove out to Skógafoss, a 200 km drive via the southern coast road. Unfortunately the weather was atrocious. We had rain and brutal winds for a large part of the journey. It was hard to stand up at times, and impossible to keep a lens dry!

After Skógafoss we made our way towards Vik, stopping at Kirkjufjara and Dyrhólaey. The wind actually got stronger here but the rain subsided. The tripod for the camera was useless; it blew over even when weighted with my bag and if I held it down the camera and whole assembly was vibrating at a very high frequency. We never quite got to Vik. We didn’t have time.

Day 3. We decided to do some of the circle towards Selfoss on route 1 but turning onto the 35 taking in Kerið the volcanic crater, Skálholt Cathedral, Faxi (a waterfall we found by accident), Geysir and Gullfosss. Finally, when we got back, we went on a northern lights boat trip. A good experience but impossible to get good pictures because the boat was of course, constantly moving. moving.

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