Iceland is a country with desolate lava deserts and incredible, glacier-fed waterfalls. I took a bus tour along the south shore of the country on my second day there. Here are a few of the highlights.
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Skogafoss, some 200 feet high and producing a enough spray to make visitors need rain gear.
I found this awesome, in the original sense of the word.
Vik i Myrdal, with tremendous gusts of wind and dangerous waves. Backing the beach are basalt columned cliffs and small caves. It's no place to put down your beach towel and go for a dip, but it is very dramatic.
Here's a closer view of the glacier. We drove right up to the base, but it didn't look as dramatic up close as it did from a distance.
But don't worry; I plan another post with photos of more really spiffy waterfalls from my tour into Iceland's version of Yellowstone.