Iceland | Day 3

Certainly, the travel is more than seeing the sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. - Mary Ritter Beard

This day was an example of how quickly things change in Iceland: the weather, the road conditions, your mood. We woke up in the most beautiful national park, surrounded by mountains. The sun was shining, we spent the morning hiking, and the day seemed absolutely perfect. We stopped at a few spots on the way to our final destination for the evening, including my favorite, Jokulsarlon. This glacier lagoon was filled with small icebergs that made their way out to the ocean and washed up on the black sand beaches. The lighting was dreamy and the seals were adorable and I thought this day could not get any better. After a quick dinner in Hofn, the rain began to fall. And then it fell harder. And then it was pitch black. And I wondered if we would ever make it to the next town. Eventually, we gave in, and parked on the side of the road for the night. Curled up in the passenger seat, our perfect start to the day seemed so long ago. 

Skaftafell

Svartifoss

Vatnajokull

Jokulsarlon

Hoffellsjokull

Hofn

To start from day one, revisit the first Iceland journal entry. Or check out day fourYou can view the rest of our adventure here.