The day started late for me just around 8am, the last night had been late. Breakfast with James and his mum and Luise in the kitchen / common room of the campground.
Then I left for Dettifoss with blue skies.
When turning of the main road, I picked up a hitchhiker from Brazil. He was standing there in the wind with two backpacks on a road with basically no cars. The road to Dettifoss was a bit slippery, but with no cars easy to drive. Getting to the parking area where paths to both Dettifoss and Selfoss started, the wind started picking up.
I spent a longer time at Selfoss, walking up as close as possible. No other vistors. Beautiful.
Dettifoss, the more famous and bigger waterfall, was a bit crowded and the only access was a sightseeing platform at a distance.
I took the hiker back towards Myvatn with a stop at Namafjall, a geothermal area.
After a quick stop at Myvatn for gas and some groceries, I drove on to the next waterfall Godafoss, right at the ring road.
Then wind really picked up – see the video below.
I was getting adventurous and wanted to try a spot for the night North of Grenivik. The Beautiful drive on the 835 North to the potential camping spot turned out to be the most beautiful road I had seen so far on Iceland. The gravel road had spots covered with snow and ice – and my van finally got dirty!!
I arrived at the spot at 5.30pm – for me a perfect place to spend the night.
At this beautiful spot, I will sleep again with open curtains… hoping for northern lights.
And guess what… around 10pm, the show started!!!
Perfect finish for a beautiful day.