|The puffins at Latrabjarg are quite cooperative; taken with a macro lens.|
Rental cars are notoriously expensive on Iceland and the best time to book is 3-6 months ahead of time. The closer you get to summer the more expensive they become, and although we paid 1100 Euros for tiny Opel, by the time of our travel the price on the internet had more than doubled.
We landed in Keflavik at 10AM local and picked up our rental car across from the airport and immediately headed South, for the promised lands of bird and landscape photography. The Blue Lagoon was not on our itinerary, and would be saved for the day we managed to convince Lena and Kristina to join us.
After several hundred kilometers and many thousands of birds we reached the hostel near Skogafoss around 9PM. There were no restaurants open so we fired up our Primus stove and prepared a couple of freeze-dried trekking meals before heading back to Skogafoss to do some more photography.
|Skogafoss at midnight|
|Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Southern Iceland|
|Johan is impressed...|
|A pair of cooperative grebes provided hours of photo opps.|
|It took this tern 10 minutes to swallow this fish, and then it sat for another 20 minutes with the tail sticking out|
and even wild orchids
Heading West we made our way towards Latrabjarg to photograph puffins and landscape
Goðafoss, West of Myvatn
|Latrabjarg; that person standing way too close to the edge is Johan, don't tell my wife!|
|Think you're having a bad day?|
|The hike in...|
|Three 18 hour days at a distance from the den brought results|
Unfortunately our time was running out and now the race was on to get back to Reykjavik. Luckily we were able to catch a ride on a boat that cut our travel time significantly.
We didn't even have time to stop in Reykjavik, instead we spent our last night in Keflavik to catch the 7AM flight back to Sweden. But we knew we would be back...
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