We spent Day 10 in and around Jökulsárlón. After breakfast, we left the Bed (and no breakfast 🙂 ), to the Ice Beach. On the way, there were some interesting spots to explore. The first was a few puddles of water reflecting the nearby mountains. Most of the puddles were frozen but 2 were rather clear.
Just before reaching the Ice Beach, we came across a beautiful farm with the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier as a backdrop. We couldn’t resist stopping to view and photograph the scene.
The next unplanned stop was at the mossy lava field along the Ring Road. We hiked a bit to view the surrounding scenery.
After some good exercise walking on the lave mounds, we headed to the famous Ice Beach (it is called the Breiðamerkursandur in Iceland; try pronouncing that!!!). Each day new icebergs are washed up on the black volcanic sand. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, big and small. While we were there, it was quite difficult to walk as there were too many of them all over the beach and waves hitting them constantly. Here is a picture of me at the Ice Beach. The whole experience was surreal and I had never seen a place like this anywhere. I consider this as one of the top 3 spots in Iceland we visited.
We then drove to the Lagoon and walked around for an hour or so.
We then had Icelandic Yogurt and granola bars for lunch at the Cafe next to the Lagoon. Then we walked along the shore of the Lagoon for another 1-2 hours. Here are some images from the walk.
After having spent 5 hours at the Lagoon, we decided to drive back to the Bed & No Breakfast. On the way, we saw the beautiful yellow building of the Hali Country Hotel, its back facing a lake and the Atlantic Ocean.
No Aurora Borealis that night as it was very cloudy. After 10 nights (11 for my 3 cousins), we saw a mediocre AB in Grundarfjörður and slightly a better one in Gullfoss. We had 2 more nights in Iceland before we flew back to our respective countries (US, India, and Singapore). and we started praying that the AB Gods would be very considerate. Did they deliver? See the page for Day 11 (Höfn).