Edit: First things first… I just saw that there was a post with inappropriate content posted on this blog. At this point, I don’t know what happened, but I can guarantee, that I was not responsible for this. I will change my login and hope that this won’t happen again. If so, please let me know.
Ok and now to today’s original post.
While the restrictions remain in effect, the number of new infection stays low (<10 new cases three days in a row). That seemed to be a good time to make another trip.
Back in September I was in the Westfjords, this time I went to the south coast with two friends from the University. We stayed in a very nice Airbnb-Cabin a couple minutes outside the town Kirkjubaejarklaustur (pronounced in German something like: KIRKjubeyarkleustr). The cabin was in the middle of a big lava field, surrounded by basically nothing but nature. Pitch-dark and completely silent nights together with the cabin’s hot tub allowed us to enjoy some northern lights in the best way possible. If you ever want to visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur, hit me up – I’m happy to provide you with the link to said cabin.
The town is about 1 hour past „south coast’s main city“ Vik í Myrdal. The location allows you to enjoy various tourist attracations like the two waterfalls „Seljalandsfoss“ and „Skogafoss“ as well as black beaches and two nature baths (the hot springs of Reykjadalur, which we skipped, and the pool „Seljavallalaug“). From Kirkjubaejarklaustur you can drive to the waterfall „Svartifoss“ as well as the glacier lagoon „Jökulsárlón“ and its beach full of small pieces of former icebergs (beach is known as Diamond beach, or originally „Breiðamerkursandur“) and/or you can do some small hikes and enjoy the local swimming pool (at least post-Covid) in Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
I’ll attach some pictures of the south coast to this post. If you’re ever in Iceland, the south coast should definetly be on your bucket list.