This Fjord is facing northwest and its eastern coast was open to westerly swells. New orientation equals new chances for some surf. That´s at least what I was hoping for, despite having checked the forecast which was showing no swells at all. But if you don´t go….
The road followed the cliff line along the fjord with once again very few accessible beaches. As far as I could judge from above, the sea was flat. But soon I reached the large alluvium created by the “Jökulsá á Fjöllum” (= glacial river from the mountains), Iceland’s second longest river which leads the meltwater of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier down to the Greenland Sea. River mouths and sandy sediments equals a good chance for decent beachbreak waves. But for these waves to materialize it needs a swell and there was none.
I nevertheless started a little search mission and followed some dirt tracks into the estuary but soon gave up as the condition of these tracks was very bad and in addition the strong wind whipped up some mini-sandstorms. This wasn´t that disappointing because I had a plan B. or better, a plan A, as the beforementioned river hosts one of the most spectacular waterfalls of Iceland.