Friday, June 21, 2013
Lavafield (hraun) from 1783.
Yesterday was by far the most exciting day. The offroad bus did not show up, but an icelander with a monster truck did, with room for us. The tour he was taking us was more of a track than a road, and it went through lava fields with big caves and tunnels, over rivers and on snow fields. It was great! We had perfect clear sky and view over three jökulareas. He drove us up to the Lakigigjar, from the eruption 1783, a row of 25 eruption cones. Overall, we had a fantastic trip. In the late evening, I took a photo tour in the midnight sun. Pics are in the camera, so I show them later.
Today we have seen Gullfoss and Geysir and ended the day with a bath in natural hot spring water and steam, in a newbuilt spa in Laugarvatn. They had built the spa over a natural steam spring, so there were no termostats. If it got too warm you could open the door, or go outside! Under the floor we could hear the water boiling. Amazing!