DetTifoss And Around Myvatn


As it still was raining we decided to give Dettifoss (which is just around the corner of Myvatn) a try. It turned out to be beautiful, impressive and wet…

The landscape to get there looks like on the moon (except the water and grass, of course Zwinkerndes Smiley)

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Sometimes just nothing

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Our brave camper made its way steadily

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Then Dettifoss (Europe’s largest waterfall) from a bit of distance

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As you can see in the spray we got wind from the left (which brought rain + water from the fall – brrrrr…. wet….)

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Yet the sight was just amazing

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So powerful

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As it was raining heavily the last days the river is already very swollen

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So the cascades are just rushing down. It reminds very much of the scene with the river turning into white racing horses in “Lord of the Rings”

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A final glimpse before we were totally soaked

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Then a little walk further up is Selfoss which is as amazing

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This again a HDR version – groovy (actually it fits the feeling there quite good)

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As I said – we were soaked

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Wet, wet, wet… Fortunately we have a camper so we can at least pretend to dry things and turn the heating on. Poor campers in tents – this must be dreadfully cold.

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Then back in Myvatn we gave the sulphur fields another glimpse as it didn’t rain for some minutes Zwinkerndes Smiley

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Mud pools

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large and small are everywhere

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blubbering around and producing a very appealing smell (well, at least it doesn’t matter, what you are doing Zwinkerndes Smiley)

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Same scene, different viewing angle

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These ones are just cute – small blubbering holes of mud

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Steam everywhere

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And these are natural exhausts

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A well intended warning

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Perhaps they should invest in a real ashtray?

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A final farewell to the pool

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There is a camper car company which rents these cars – all are crudely painted and look rather stupid. No idea why, but it seems people like them – perhaps they think it’s cool? Or art??

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Well, waiting can be boring… Smiley

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