Google maps has a feature called “near me”. Doing a search for a store, for example, “near me” can be a useful tool to narrow down one’s geographic preference.
Today was like that. Using a small map, we ventured out to locations within five miles of the hotel, navigating interests and activities.
We first drove around the Hotel Hussafel acreage, and found a small active runway.
Parking on the runway, we took a small walk along the river Husafell.
We then drove a few miles to Hraunfossar (‘Lava Falls’ in English). This is a series of beautiful waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of the Hallmundarhraun lava field. It is extraordinary.
We grabbed lunch at a small cafe adjacent to the falls. Yes, I ate an ice cream bar for lunch. So good!
After this treat we drove down a road which was once a lava field. Colors muted by age.
A view of a waterfall cascading down through the lava fields.
Glimpses of Langeðkull glacier. (That’s tomorrow.)
We wrapped up the day with an amazing dinner at our hotel. Below was my meal choice.
Now soon to bed so we can get going first thing tomorrow.
May the Lord almighty grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end. Amen.