Our third day in Iceland was a “sleep when you die” kind of day, full of activities and a long drive to Hofn. We started our day at the Sólheimasandur Airplane Wreck (featured in another post) and went on to spend the rest of our morning at the Black Sand and Basalt Column Beach a.k.a the beach at Eastwatch by the sea where the men in the night’s watch are guarding the wall. Everything about this moment was beautiful, relaxing, and serene.
While we headed west towards the Canyons, we found ourselves surrounded by an endless field of moss (you can’t miss it). Every crack and bump is former lava rivers that have solidified and are now touched by olive-toned moss. We pulled over to a stop we came across and started to run through the field. This is honestly probably my favorite thing to have ever come across. I previously read about the field and thought the photos would be beautiful (in case you haven’t noticed, I love earth color tones), but I never imagined we would have such a blast running through the field. The moss was so bouncy and it felt so childish and fun.
Our last stop before Hofn was the Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, and I don’t even know how to begin to pronounce that or even describe how magical this place is. Covered in moss from wall to wall with a magical waterfall spilling over an emerald green river, this Canyon is nothing like you’ve ever seen yet everything you need to see. The pictures don’t do justice to how truly breath taking it is.
See full Itinerary here.