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July 24, 2015

Two Weeks in Iceland, Day 6: Borgarfjörður Eystri, Dettifoss & Mývatn

Another early start and another great breakfast kicked off day six in Iceland. With plans to hike we drove to Borgarfjörður Eystri.

Before starting out on our hike, we pulled over at the puffin cliffs of Borgarfjörður Eystri to get up close and personal with the cutest little birds I've ever seen!

Our hike was a quick two hour course, but enough to get us up in the mountains that we'd been seeing from our car windows for days. The fresh air was lovely as were the views of the East Fjords.

After that little interlude, we bundled back into our rental car for a long stretch of driving through a rather desolate & rocky lava field on the way to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. 

The biggest and most complete rainbow greeted us at Dettifoss...

Finally we rolled into the Lake Mývatn area, welcomed by a vibrant bright blue body of geothermal water.

After dinner at popular local restaurant "The Cowshed" we took a nighttime soak at the Mývatn Natural Baths. The baths here were like a less-crowded version of the Blue Lagoon. The water isn't as bright white-turquoise as the Blue Lagoon, but in all other aspects I much preferred my soak here. In the distance you can see Mývatn's lunar landscapes, reminding you that yes - you're definitely in Iceland.

To be continued 

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