Iceland off-road - the southernmost point of the glacier and the lagoon
• In Iceland, the off-road - the southernmost point of the glacier and the lagoon
On the morning before we went to the village of Wick - the southernmost point of Iceland. It is home to only 500 people, but nevertheless, it is the largest settlement in a radius of 70 kilometers.
On the way to the village we saw an abandoned American plane ...
to slow down the strange sign with a picture of a snowmobile and keys. Does anyone know what it could mean?
to make a stop to rest and watch the sunrise. Until all the walking, I took off a little:
We were shown the local landmark - the Douglas DC-3 "Dakota". This aircraft crashed in 1973 because of bad weather at the foot of the famous volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted in 2010 has paralyzed European air traffic line.
They say that for a long time, the plane was completely intact, while the Icelandic farmers have not dismantled it for their household needs:
are still visible inscription UNITED STATES NAVY:
Inside the emptiness and devastation, the bottom littered with black volcanic sand:
Then the sun came out and dull landscape was transformed:
We have a little poprikalyvatsya and trade dress depicted S7 aircraft silhouettes:
This beksteydzh previous frame - I was probably five minutes was setting characters. It was not easy, because each of them used to lead, not to obey:
After that we continued our way in Vic:
Soon we arrived at the place, and the first thing that you saw - Fingers troll. This is somewhat basalt rocks protruding from the water, and got its name from the legends about monsters that sank ships:
The beach with volcanic black sand:
The sun hid behind the clouds, and it was a little gloomy:
Then the guys offered to bring a little fun into the frame and began to photograph in the jump:
We decided to go up to the plateau and see the countryside and the coast:
From "Troll Fingers" really look like a troll fingers.
In addition, excellent views of the village:
Another attraction - the 120-meter-high promontory Dirhoulaey that ends unusual arches. Cape is considered the most southern point of mainland Iceland:
Suddenly beside me croaked the crow. I'm generally not a superstitious man, but then decided without the need to stay away from the edge (each year some tourists fall down due to the collapse of the edge of the plateau).
The last point in our journey around Iceland became cold glacier on the mountain and warm thermal pool. In my view, this contrast perfectly characterizes changeable property of Iceland and the richness of its natural ...
So, we climbed the plateau and looked at the south coast with a bird's eye view:
In every corner of Iceland offers a unique new form:
The top of the mountain is hidden in the clouds:
On the descent stopped to make a few shots of the village:
Lodges along the road. Very cozy and beautiful place:
Lovely cemetery with churches:
Then we went to the Glacier Myrdaljokull (I'm afraid to imagine how it is written in Russian). On the way, I make a frame to capture the contrast between the faded grass below and the snow on the slope:
Then the road ended and we went over the snow:
The top of the glacier bristled as the hedgehog:
As a result, we reached the plateau to admire the beauty and descended the slope:
The last point for today became Seljalandsfoss - a picturesque and very famous waterfall in Iceland:
In summer, it looks much better, so we decided to again add beauty to the frame Tandem jumping:
And in the evening was a gala dinner in the Scandinavian style: Vikings, grilled meat and all that:
At some point, it seemed that the animators have lost touch with reality and began to beat each other in reality. One girl was dragging another five meters on the floor by the hair:
After that, the singer spoke Icelandic Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson, a song that will represent at Eurovision 2013. I like:
The surprise was the performance of the group alt-J. The guys are very well-known, have been nominated for three Brit Awards:
Unfortunately, the room was almost completely dark and eerie neon lights. Most of the pictures to get toned:
The next day we went to Reykjavik and went to the "Blue Lagoon" - known geothermal outdoor swimming pool, one of the symbols of Iceland:
The water of these springs has a complex mineral composition and a constant temperature all year round 40 degrees:
In the locker room to change clothes, go outside, you leave a bathrobe and go down to the pool. Water is on the verge of comfort:
In the field, over which is particularly strong rises pairs, hang signs that warn of excessively hot water:
After that, we took a bus and went to the airport. On this our journey is over!