Friday, July 21st
I had to recover a bit from the long past day so I took it easy, slept a bit longer, had my breakfast and sorted a couple of things in the van. When I left the campground at about ten it was almost empty which made some essential morning businesses way more relaxed as – like obviously on all the camping sites in the country – the toilet and bathroom facilities by far did not match the number of campers on the ground.
I wanted to see some more of the volcanic wonders in the area, knowing I would not be the only one as the region was full of tourists. I went to the Leirhnjkukur area. This is a still active volcanic gap just west of the Kafla volcano.
A couple of paths lead through lava field which offers some very bizarre forms and variations of congealed lava. In between these fantastic black sculptures there is the odd gap that fumes with sulphure and some brimstone mud holes.
Very fascinating area. The last volcanic eruptions here happened just a few decades ago and you can sense that the volcano is just sleeping very light. Meanwhile the sun had come out and a t-shirt was enough for the walk. Almost felt like summer.
click here for more photos from the Leirhnjkukur area