11.03.2016 - 11.03.2016
Another early morning today; I was on a tour to the southern coast. It was another cloudy, rainy day. We set off and the weather worsened, which was disheartening.
Our first stop was WATERFALL and thankfully the weather cleared up enough for us to see it quite well. It was stunning and huge. There was a long walkway to the top where I was able to get some amazing photos. There was a step ladder over a fence that led to a path I followed further up the river. The path was quite muddy and I nearly fell coming down the ladder.
Next we drove to the town of Vik for lunch. There was a black sand beach nearby that I spent the break walking along. The sand was quite fine and pitch black. The ocean was extremely rough; huge waves crashed along the beach making it dangerous to get close. After lunch we went to another black sand beach, though this one was far more rocky. There were amazing rock columns along one area that we were fortunate to see as they are hidden when the tide is in. The waves were even more rough in this area and we were sprayed with some of the water.
Our final stop was another waterfall which was every bit as amazing as the first one. There was another walkway at this one, but just to a lookout point. It was very icy and slippery with no guard rails, but I managed to make it to the top (it was well worth the dangerous climb). There was also a patch that went behind the waterfall, but it was far too icy and dangerous to risk walking along.
Upon returning to the hostel I found the Aussie girl, Steph, from the day before had been moved into my room! We spent some time chatting and decided to get dinner together. We ate at the Geysir Bistro and each had whale burgers. The food was delicious! A good, thick slab of whale meat. I had a couple of Icelandic beers and ended the meal with a Skyr cake dessert. Skyr is an Icelandic dairy product, not milk but not yogurt. It was incredible. After dinner we went to another hostel to hang out; there was quite a party going on that night and it was fun to get out and about.