Iceland – The Laugavegur

The next morning a cheer goes over the campsite when the sun comes out of the mountain. We eat and pack our tent quickly and go on the road. The route is characterized by the impressive views of the Mýrdalsjökull and the infamous Eyjafjällajökull.

Mýrdalsjökull

On the road again with the Mýrdalsjökull on the horizon.

After a few kilometers there is a bridge over a narrow gorge followed by a stretch where you can use chains to keep in balance. We step on firmly and see more and more fresh ash lying down from the last eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull. We have beautiful vistas again until we finally reach a large river crossing where we had to put off our shoes. This is the point where the first trees can be seen as well, because in this reasonably sheltered area one of the rare pieces of forest in Iceland is located.

After 16 km we finally arrive in Porsmork, located at the foot of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. We throw the backpack off and do our credit in the restaurant where day visitors come.  Now we have to wait for the bus back to Reykjavik. Before we are back on the ring with the bus we make 1 very spectacular river crossing and we made a short stop at the Seljafoss waterfall.

With some delays we arrive in Reykjavik where we go back to the campsite.

In the evening we go into town and enjoy a few strong pots of beer.

Video day 3

The next morning the weather is realy sunny. We first go for a break in the adjacent swimming pool. Delicious warm baths in all shapes and sizes and the sun shines brightly. Swimming is cheaper than buying a shower coin at the campsite. Then we pack up and go to the bus station. From here we walk first to the characteristic Hallgrimskirkja. We of course go into the tower for the beautiful view before we really have to go to the airport …

Small note: With a summary of this report, six months later I won a trip to South Africa !