EPI and I and EPI’s father have just spent three days driving across the central highlands. It’s incredibly barren and stunningly beautiful there, and certainly brings home the problem of erosion in this country. We spent one night in a hotel up there, just before setting off across Sprengisandur sands [more on them later] which essentially is a desert in the midst of the interior, in between the glaciers Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull [the largest ice cap in Europe – nb. the Wikipedia entry cites the English translation as ‘glacier of rivers’ which is incorrect, it should be ‘glacier of lakes’]. We stopped at several waterfalls along the way and ended in Akureyri, where we spent our second night, and drove back to town the following day [yesterday].
I’ve just uploaded a bunch of photos to Flickr and will elaborate on our trip a bit more anon. Till then
PS. Thanks for all your lovely comments on the last post!