Driving along Route 1, lava fields got a touch boring. By the time we reached Skaftafell, the temptation was to stop for the day, but I read something somewhere about a place called Jökulsárlón – apparently it was worth looking at. I didn’t see any pictures of it, however. So, we drove the extra 50 kilometres and this is what we saw.
1. Jökulsárlón Apparently there is a problem with cars running into each other in peak holiday period, when people see the lagoon for the first time. I can see why.
2 – 4. Jökulsárlón – The floating icebergs, breaking off the glacier and floating into the ocean, provide a stunning view, no matter which way you look at them.
6. The Loneliest Petrol Station in the World. Then, on the way back, we saw this petrol station, with its abandoned shop. It still works as a petrol pump – virtually all petrol pumps in Iceland are automatic, requiring a chip card to use them. That way, people need not worry about running out of petrol.