Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer in Sprengisandur

This summer we decided to travel north taking the Sprengisandur road. We were lucky to have a bright summer day with practically no clouds. The first stop was Gjáinn, a little oasis in the middle of a highland dessert, where the waterfalls, rock formations and vegetation could easily be called paradise.

The road takes you next to barren yet spectacular mountains, lakes, and right through the middle of mighty glaciers (Hofsjökull, Köldukvíslarjökull, Tungnafellsjökull, and of course the biggest of them all Vatnajökull). I would highly recommend this trip to anyone willing to take a bit of punishment on the kidneys. It is unforgettable.