The group met up to do some serious photography. The group consists of 7 of us. Jack Graham and Orvar Thorrgensson are leading the tour. We left for the east of Iceland. Soon after leaving Reykjavik the rain started. Our first stop was Seljalandsfoss, a tall waterfall that people can walk behind. I’ve seen many great photographs of this waterfall both from the front and from the back. Today it was raining so hard I just took a few photos with my phone and didn’t walk behind it.
The next stop was Skogafoss, another really tall waterfall. If you suspect by now that foss means waterfall in Icelandic, you’d be correct. This waterfall is located on the Skoga River. It had been raining so there was more water than usual flowing over it. You can walk up pretty close to it, but beware don’t get under it, lots of water is flowing over it. Here’s a short video.
The weather maps showed that the rain might let up for a short period of time and we went to the black sand beach at the small town of Vik. There are many black sand beaches in Iceland. The black sand is ground up lava eroded by the power of the ocean waves. We were fortunate that the sun peaked through the clouds for a brief period and we go some nice photographs. Here’s a couple of images.
The columns are probably ballast that is slowly being eaten away by the power of the ocean.
We are hoping for some clearing and possibly seeing the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. I’m not very hopeful since it’s still raining, but we’ll see.