One day, 14 hours. Just a taste of the gorgeous southern part of the island. The weather was so clear we were able to see three major volcanoes in one vista—apparently, that's pretty unusual. I went with GoEcco, and the tour was wonderfully tiny: just me, a young couple from NYC, and our guide, Jonas. It was such an intimate and easy-going way to see the sights.
|Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that erupted in 2010, and the farm it buried in ash at its base.|
|In the black lava desert, Jonas recently uncovered this crashed US Army plane.|
|a hidden hot-spring-fed swimming pool|
|lava flow covered in thick moss|
|a river cuts through black lava sand|
What's missing in this post? Glaciers. So many glacier photos, I had to split the posts up.
But I'll leave you with the Blue Lagoon. And lest you think it's too romantic to stand, the last photo gives a better idea of the reality.