South Iceland: Batman’s cave and a secret hot pool

The next day we started at Reynisfjara, a black sand beach right next to Vík. We were attracted by the endless black beach, the view of Dyrhólaey in the distance and the crazy Reynisdrangar rock formations that (from the right angle) looked like Batman’s cave to us. Surrounded by the ocean on one side and an enclosed lake on the other side, we walked all the way up to Dyrhólaey and enjoyed the amazing view. A few weeks later I found out that Fritz Kalkbrenner shot one of his music videos in Iceland and you can also see Reynisfjara beach (check it out it’s awesome!!)

from further away those rocks look like Batman, I promise!

Sólheimajökull, a part of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier was our next stop. From the car park it’s just a 5 minute walk to the glacier tongue and you can walk all the way up to it and touch it! It is, however, a heavily controlled area because of the very active volcano Katla that lies hidden under Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Scientists are constantly taking samples of the water and measuring the possibility for an earth quake. If it erupts, a huge part of the glacier melts and waves flood the whole area.


After we escaped a massive cow traffic jam, we made it to famous Seljalandsfoss. However, the main attraction that afternoon was not just another waterfall. We found out about Seljavallalaug, a hidden pool in a valley that gets its hot water from the surrounding hot springs of the mountains of Eyjafjallajökull. Best part of the whole trip. I’ll just add some pictures so you can understand for yourselves.

We deserve this!

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