After we arrived at the bus, we began our tour of the southern coast of Iceland. Our first stop was to go to Skogafoss Waterfall and on our way there we were supposed to be able to see the highest mountain in all of Iceland. As we started our excursion out to the waterfalls, we encountered our first round of crazy climate changes. The snow started, the blizzard came and we were literally in a white out experience where we couldn’t see further than about 4 inches outside of our windows. It sounds drastic and like I am exaggerating but I am being 100% honest about the fact that we literally hit a blizzard and it made travel very difficult at that point. As we continued to make our way along the south coast, we eventually drove into clearer weather and ended up at Skogafoss.
One thing I’ve mentioned previously is that Iceland’s weather is unpredictable and luckily we were very prepared for it with all our layers. I don’t think I can even count the amount of weather variations we ended up experiencing the during the 12 hours we were wandering out and about during this tour.
When we arrived at Skogafoss, we were told we had about half an hour to go up to the waterfalls, take our pictures and then head back to the bus because we were on a tight schedule. Kristina and I bundled up with all of our layers and made a run for it. Looking back, I’m not entirely sure why we were running because usually when it’s raining, people run to get out of the rain but it was definitely raining and we were running further out into the world without shelter. I think it was the time constraint that we had that resulted in the running toward the water and the beautiful waterfall.
As we made our way there, we weren’t 100% prepared for what we were about to see.
I don’t know if you remember my experience at Gullfoss but this was similar if not just as wonderful.