We headed north from Reykjavik on a scenic road one. It seems that the number 1 is a universal number for scenic, coastal roads. The views were beautiful as we curved on the road, the sky blue and clear and we started experiencing the view of our first fjord. Something that Andrzej really wanted to see for a long time.
After an hour drive we pulled into a dirt road and then into a parking lot that was already full with cars.
There were two trails leading to The Falls. One quite difficult, steep and leading through a walk on the slippery log over a gushing stream. The other, we were told, that it was longer and boring.
Well, let's just say that Andrzej doesn't like easy and boring. I was voting for something safer...
After at least half an hour of going on the more challenging hike we had encountered the log. The line was long, the water gushing and cold and the log slippery.
First we got ready; took the shoes off and it was time to get on for Jacob and Andrzej. I took last look at it and noticed that the wire that we were supposed to hold on to, was far away from the log and that the whole venture didn't look safe for me and kids. I panicked and we turned around. I am glad that the common sense hit me. It was really not safe.
So now we decided that we have to turn back and take the another, boring trail and basically start the process all over again. We have encountered some resistance, but with a lot of patience and determination we had convinced our kids that this is why we came, we have a lot of time and it is beautiful out here.
I must say, whoever decided that that trail was boring, must have walked in the dark! The views were astounding, and the fjord was in its whole glory!
After a while we got to see the beautiful Glymur Falls and come down just in time for rain.
When we got to Reykjavik, Andrzej took Jacob and Zuzia to the local, heated pool with slides and all kind of fun. Jacob without hesitation declared later that it was his favorite thing in Iceland !