|A hike behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Day 13 - The South Coast - Waterfalls, Waterfalls, and Snorkeling
|Feeling the mighty power of Skogafoss Waterfall!
We started the morning early, and WET! I really wanted a photograph in front of the Skogafoss waterfall near our guesthouse. I dragged Leanne out of bed to get there before the crowds. Unfortunately, the morning light put the waterfall in the shade and it was difficult to get the perfect photograph. It was still awesome feeling the power and spray of the massive falls.
|Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Hike
After our hike, we drove to the town of Selfoss to look for a lunch spot. We decided to inquire in the town library where we could find a local seafood place. The librarian was very helpful and directed us 10 minutes out of town to the village of Stokkseyri where we enjoyed a delicious seafood chowder, bread, and cocktails at the Fjöruborðið cafe. I highly recommend the restaurant.
After lunch, we visited the waterfall Urriðafoss which was located just a short ways off the Ring Road (near Selfoss). It was a wide cascade and we were the only ones there.
Leanne and I suited up in warm clothes and drove into þingvellir National Park. We had scheduled our snorkel two weeks prior with Dive.is. We were instructed to meet our group at the visitor center within the park. After our group of 20 was all together, the guides had us following them in car to the dive site (5 minutes drive). There, we were suited up in a thermal coverall, dry diving suit, wet suit gloves, wet suit hood, and a snorkel and mask. As science teachers, Leanne and I were totally geeking-out over the fact that we got to dive in a divergent plate boundary between the Eurasian and North American Plate.
|Snorkeling in freezing water between two tectonic plates!
|Underwater views in Silfra Fissure
|Turf House alongside the road in Pingvellir National Park