The beauty of driving in Iceland in October was definitely the lack of busy tourist traffic, especially in the “Golden Circle”, which we visited later. The roads 52 and 512 were even less busy.  Hence, we slowly went our way along the roads, until we found ourselves in Borganes.  We didn’t travel very far in distance this day, but we travelled far in just enjoying the inspiring countryside.

1. The Grain Waves Chip. There was a hill we drove near that looked to us like a Grain Waves chip covered with white powder. We had never seen any formation quite like it before.

Grain Waves Chip

Grain Waves Chip

2. Geothermal Steam.  One of the features of Iceland is that it was formed largely by volcanic activity – that’s why it’s so startling and varied in its formation. That volcanic action is never ending, with steam from below the earth coming out at various spots. This is one such example.

Geothermal Steam

Geothermal Steam

3. Road Sign. The road signs certainly expected you to develop some kind of awareness of Icelandic. Though, the numbering system made it easier to understand. I ranked this as one of the most picturesque contexts for a road sign ever.

Road Sign

Road Sign

4. Hello, Cows. I don’t know how many times the local cows see tourists, but if you stop, they will come from all around to say hello.

Hello Cows 1

Hello Cows 1

Hello Cows 2

Hello Cows 2

5. The View from the Petrol Station. As we stopped in Borganes for fuel, I turned to the other side and saw this view. Slightly different from views one usually gets from a petrol station.

Petrol in Borganes

Petrol in Borganes

Bonus Picture. Self catering Dinner at the Villa Couture, Hotel Glymur.

Note the logo for Bonus Supermarkets – which looks like a drunk pig.

Dinner at the Villa Couture

Dinner at the Villa Couture

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Five Photos a Day – Glancing at Europe – Day 4 Part 2 – Iceland, Towards Borganes

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