ICELAND NORTH
Going up in the northern highlands the landscape changes and the area feels deserted in a good way. First planned stop was Dettifoss, the largest waterfall in Europe. To get to Dettifoss you need to drive 30km on a dirt road, but the waterfall is well worth the ride. You can access the waterfall from east or west, we came from the east. Being back on the main road we drove west towards the lake Myvatn. There are many things to see around here such as: Askja crater lake, Námaskarð Geotermisk Site, Dimmuborgir lava fields, Mývatn Nature Baths and of course the lake itself is very beautiful.
We wanted to try whale watching during our visit and heard the best spot for it is in Husavik, located in the very north of Iceland, so this was our next stop. This is a very nice town built around a small harbor with small restaurants along it, the view from the harbor is very nice looking out over the fjord. As for being the best whale watching spot we can only agree, we saw a lot of whales during our 3 hour trip, Humpback whales, Minke whales and Dolphins.
From Husavik the road goes west passing Iceland's second biggest town Akureyri, another good place for fuel and supplies. We rounded up our northern rout with a visit to Hvitserkur, a strange looking rock standing on the beach.
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