Nature in its pristine form has always been mystery for me rather than a soothing sight. It compels me to explore the intricacies which renders it so pure and complete in its absoluteness. My special love for the ‘untouched’ nature made me read numerous blogs and research a 1000 articles and finally I set my sights on exploring ICELAND. The land discovered by vikings is famous for its raw beauty and notorious weather but is a heaven on Earth. Maybe it isn’t even a part of earth - it just feels like a different planet. 100’s of kilometres of barren land only to open up to moss covered fields which then give way to black sand, it seems the road to discovery has no end ! I decided to take a road trip through Iceland, which I knew from the first day was the best and an economic way to explore and discover the pricey tourist destination. I shall divide the blog into 4 parts for ease of reading and registering in memory (based on the route I took). So here goes the first part.
Duration : 15 days
Airline cost : 800 USD (round trip ex New-Delhi via Amsterdam)
Car rental cost (Off-season) : 1540 USD (4WD for 14 days with ALL INCLUSIVE insurance)
Gasoline : 600 - 1000 USD (depending on how much driving is undertaken. Gas price is 2 USD/liter.)
Food : Suit yourself ! I survived on Skyr, dry fruits and instant noodles. Purchasing from Bonur/Kronan is really helpful.
This is a hidden waterfall very close to the Seljalandsfoss. Going in takes a bit of perseverance as one has to balance oneself on loose rocks. Its best to access in barefoot to prevent the shoes from getting wet. The waterfall is right above you once you manage to reach in and find a spot to stand. A waterproof cover for the camera/smartphone or an action camera is highly recommended for taking photos at this place.