I drove across a glacial river on another one of these one-lane bridges and then a couple of minutes along the Hornafjordur (the lagoon within the glacial wetlands) until I reached the dry part of the alluvium called the Myrar.
To the right a couple of impressive glacier tongues were dominating the landscape. To the left there was a little hill and one of the rare parking strips along the ring road. I happily pulled over, parked my van and walked up the hill. Up there I could see the sea to the east and the full panorama of glaciers and mountains to the west.
I started to realize HOW fantastic the landscapes in this area are (without yet knowing that this was just a teaser for even greater sceneries). It was 8 pm now which meant that there were about four hours of daylight left and there were a couple of options to walk / cycle / drive to one or more of the glaciers but I had done enough cycling and walking for the day, so I drove back to the camping at Hofn.
For more visual impressions of the glaciers check the galleries from Hoffell and Myrar.