May 4, 2016

South Iceland: The Road to Vik

Our wifi connection in Iceland was few and far between since we were camping. As much as we loved being disconnected sometimes you just need to post a few Instagram photos. To our surprise the coffee shop at Solheimajokull Glacier had the fastest wifi (and decent sized lattes). Also, this was our first glacier sighting of the trip and it was awesome - these photos don't do it justice. We never ended up going on a glacier walk but we need to leave something for next time. Right?

The DC-3 Plane Wreckage doesn't seem to be in the Lonely Planet (yet) but thanks to Instagram's location map we were able to figure out that the plane crash was on our way to Vik. After missing the turnoff first we looped back to park with all the other cars randomly pulled off on the side of the road. We started the 45 minute walk to the ocean in the rain and it just so happen when we arrived we were the only group there.

Vik is the most Southern village in Iceland and a major refueling point before continuing east. After lunch at the gas station we scrambled up the hillside for epic views and then walked the black sand beach before pilling back into our 4x4 and driving on.

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