North Iceland

We woke up to a rainy morning in Iceland's only forest, Lagarfljót Our first stop of the day would be Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss.

From Dettifoss, we drove to Akureyri, nicknamed the capital of the North Iceland. It would be the four of us the rest of the trip. We had plans to eat dinner with an Icelandic Family who Mickael and Quentin met via Couch Surfing, but first had to drop Elvio off at the bus stop. He was headed back to Reykjavik, then off to Ireland where he was studying abroad

After dinner, we sat around the table and talked, before getting getting ice-cream from a nearby parlor. I ask their kids what they thought about hosting so many couch surfers, and they all agreed they liked meeting so many different people. We then headed to our campground by Lake Mývatn, hoping to catch another glimpse of the Northern Lights.

After packing up, we spent most of the day exploring the krafla lava fields. The North was so vastly different than the South. I thought I was on another planet.

Tired from all the hiking, we headed to Mývatn Nature Baths, often referred to as the Blue Lagoon of the North.