We made it out to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon last week, which is about a 4.5-hour drive from Reykjavik. Thursday was a holiday, and we took Friday off to make a long weekend of it as it was also our eighth wedding anniversary.

We spent two nights at the Fosshotel Nupar, which is about an hour west of the glacier lagoon and an hour east of the village of Vik. The hotel was clean and strategically located, but I wouldn’t recommend its isolation unless you’re trying to get away from it all and content to sit in your room and read when you’re not on the road site seeing.

Unfortunately, we were all sick and tired and cranky, so I’ll spare you the details of the actual trip and simply fill this page with photos of the awesomeness that is the Icelandic countryside. 🙂

Stop #1: Seljalandsfoss walk-behind waterfall.

Seljalandsfoss walk-behind waterfall.

Lunch stop: Hotel Anna, 10 mins east of the waterfall.

Lunch at Hotel Anna, 10 mins east of the waterfall.

Stop 3: Reynisfara black sand beach with basalt columns.

Reynisfara black sand beach with basalt columns.

Overnight at Fosshotel Nupar, which reminded me of an Antarctic research station in the middle of a lava field.

Two nights at Fosshotel Nupar, which reminded me of an Antarctic research station in the middle of a lava field.

View from Fosshotel Nupar.

View from Fosshotel Nupar.

Daddy & A at the lagoon.

Daddy & A at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

A checking out the bits of ice berg.

A checking out the bits of ice berg.

Gorgeous natural ice sculpture.

Gorgeous natural ice sculpture.

Close up clear blue ice.

Close up of clear blue ice.

The ice berg beach on the other side of the road from the lagoon.

The ice berg beach on the other side of the road from the lagoon.

A visit to the swimming pool in Hofn after the glacier lagoon.

A visit to the swimming pool in Höfn after the glacier lagoon (internet photo).

Random lovely waterfall on the side of the road.

Random lovely waterfall on the side of the road.

The Eldhraun lava field, created by a massive eruption in 1783.

The Eldhraun lava field, created by a massive eruption in 1783.

Lava ridge covered with stone cairns built by passersby looking for good luck on their travels.

Lava ridge covered with stone cairns built by passersby looking for good luck on their travels.

 

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