Selfoss - Kerið - Seljalandsfoss - Skógafoss - Reynisfjara - Iceland

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From Selfoss we drive on the 1 towards Vík. As the bird flies the distance is about 110 km. Because we left early this morning we have the whole day to look at the necessary attractions along the way. While driving we see waterfalls, craters and glaciers.

First we stop at the small crater Kerið 60 kilometers above Selfoss on the 35. The Kerið is close to the road and is an easy stop for lunch.
The volcano was created about 3000 years and is an explosion crater. The Kerið crater is part of a crater complex Tjarnarhólar. The volcano is 55 meters deep and has green water.

The city Selfoss is a good place for travelling tourists to do some shopping. There are several large supermarkets. Among which the Bonus, which is one of Iceland's cheapest.

The next stop is the waterfall Urriðafoss. A fairly unknown waterfall, but one worth a visit. Just before the bridge you turn onto a gravel road and after a few minutes you are at the parking area. Because a lot of water passes this waterfall, they wanted to build a power plant here. This would make the waterfall disappear. After a lot of protest it was decided to not build the power plant.

A more famous waterfall we see is Seljalandsfoss. A small, but high waterfall. The water falls down from 65 meters high along the former coast of Iceland. The path behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall makes a visit especially fun. Here the road to Þórsmörk and a little further back the road to Landmannalaugar begins. If it was possible we would surely have driven into the Þórsmörk area. Landmannalaugar is known for it's rhyolite rocks. Unfortunately both roads were still close due to snow or water. If we ever go to Iceland again, we'll make sure this is on the program!

When we continue driving the weather takes a turn for the worse. By the time we reach the Skógafoss we're in the rain. In the restaurant we drink a cup of coffee hoping it becomes dry outside. We would like to hike up the side of the waterfall, but in the rain and clouds the view isn't great. Eventually we're in luck and the day after the weather is perfect.

When it clears up in the evening we drive towards Vík. We take the road 215 towards the coast to the basalt caves of Reynisfjara. We take a small walk on the black beach and have a view towards Dyrhólaey. Dyrhólaey was also on our wish list, but because of the breeding season of different ground breeding birds it is not allowed to enter the area.

We spend the night in the Vík area.

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