On day 4, we began to make our way back west. We decided to stop by the Skogafoss Waterfall since we missed it on our first pass to the east side. As we were driving, it began to snow giant, fluffy snowflakes and by the time we arrived at the waterfall, the ground was covered in a blanket of beautiful snow!
We were one of the only people at the waterfall that morning and we took full advantage by exploring and basking in the winter scene.
After our toes and fingers and went numb, we hopped back in the car to continue the drive to our next destination, the town of Geysir. Before we reached Geysir, however, we made a little pit stop at the Secret Lagoon!
The Secret Lagoon is such a hidden gem. It’s a natural hot spring located in Fludir and it has a little geysir that erupts every 5 minutes! The views were breathtaking and my body relished in the healing powers of the water.
With our bodies feeling heavy and relaxed, we continued our journey to our hotel, making a couple short stops to see Skalholt (an old residence of the bishops of south Iceland), the local Iceland horses, and to have a delicious gas station hotdog with everything on it.
We checked into our hotel and then walked across the street to see the famous Strokkur hot spring erupt. What an experience! I loved waiting in anticipation as the hot spring bubbled and rippled until it’s eruption. We stayed and watched it a few times, as it goes off every 5-10minutes.
We still had some time to kill, so we drove up the road a little bit to see the Gullfoss waterfall. As we stepped out the car, we were hit with instant bitterness and my hands felt numb below my thick gloves. We walked down the path and were belted with drops of icy water from the raging waterfall.
It was an amazing sight to see! Danny took his camera out to snap some photos, but was met with disappointment when his lens cover instantly froze! Unable to handle the cold, we both hurried back up the path and ducked into the cafe to grab a hot drink and thaw out.
Back at the hotel, we grabbed dinner and then took a short walk across the road to see if the Northern Lights wanted to come out and play again. Much to our amazement, they did! It wasn’t as bright this night, but it still left us both in awe.
Up next: Into the Glacier