Day 4: Gullfoss and a Five Mile Hike to a Missed Location
Day four in Iceland did not bring better weather, still our photo exploration had to continue. The one ray of sunshine is that during November sunrise isn’t until 9:30 A.M. in Iceland, however it’s not much conciliation when you stay up half the night hoping to see Northern Lights, that, much like the sun didn’t come out and play.Grabbing our coffee mugs and a couple of Gluten-Free granola bars, we crammed ourselves and all our gear into the rental car and headed out for the day. First stop Burafoss Waterfall. Off the beaten path, we hoped to capture some images of the turquoise blue water and some unique images. What we ended up with was a beautiful rushing stream, some curious sheep and slush bombs pelting us as we hiked. It was a great hike and we had lots of laughs, despite the miscalculation in direction.
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Off to the next stop, Gullfoss. I was not prepared for the massive crevice that was filled with the roar of raging water. Wow! The trail that led down to the water’s edge was closed due to the treacherous weather conditions, so I stood pressed up against the rope and watched the water roar for several minutes before taking my camera out. We spent about an hour there at the edge of the trail, then up above the powerful waterfall. This will definitely be a spot to return to in better weather and a must see if you ever venture to Iceland.
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