Day 23: Mývatn to North Western Iceland

Today we checked out a few things that we ran out of time to see yesterday. First off we drove back to the Krafla area and onto Stora-Viti. This is a big brown dirt crater that is filled with a stunning blue water. You often see images of this in tourist brochures. We walked around the rim and also stopped off to take some images of the space like pods that dot the landscape. These are part of the geothermal energy system.

Iceland or a Dr Who set?

Next was Höfði, an area with lots of flora and bird life, leading down to the water where lava formations can be seen.

Last for Mývatn was the pseudocraters at Skútustaðagígar. These were caused by molten lava reaching wetland areas causing explosions. There was quite a cluster of them here.

The rest of the day was pretty much transit, a fly through visit of Akureyri as we were running behind to get to the evenings accommodation.

We also stopped by another pretty spectacular waterfall – Goðafoss – so named when Christianity became the official religion of Iceland and statues of the Norse gods were thrown into the waterfall by the lawspeaker Þorgeir.



2 thoughts on “Day 23: Mývatn to North Western Iceland

  1. Yvonne and Anthony Cleaver says:

    We are loving your blog the scenery and the photo’s are great.
    This is very unusual I have beaten your mother to the comments!

  2. Yvonne and Anthony Cleaver says:

    Just when I thought that it could not get any better another day of amazing scenery is
    bought before my eyes. Love Mum x

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