Our last day in Iceland was probably my favorite day (with the exception of getting engaged the day before). We woke up early to do the “Glacier Grand Slam” (sounds like a tourist trap right? It definitely wasn’t!) with Glacier Guides. Our group was small, and it ended up being one of the coolest experiences of our whole trip!
We had the most entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide – Snorris (with a silent S at the end), who had a wealth of stories about Iceland and the glacier we were hiking. We were in good hands!
Getting some glacier water….so pure and tasty.
Our fearless guide Snorris!
Apparently you put your ice picks all together Three Muskateers style at the end if no one falls in a crevasse! Success!
Snorris then drove us on a school bus (man of many trades) to Jokusarlon, which now had an even more special place in my heart. We lucked out with a beautiful sunny day, and it looked completely different than the night before. We also ventured to the other side of the bridge, where several ice bergs had washed up on shore! We drove by some pretty beautiful views on the way – passing smaller glaciers that all formed from Vatnajokull, the mother glacier of them all.
We had a little bit of time left, and Snorris took us to one of his favorite places in Iceland – Fjalljokull, a smaller less touristy glacier lagoon. He said that he and his friends will just come here, drink a beer, and watch the sunset sometimes…sounds like the life, doesn’t it?
It was a perfect day to end the perfect trip. Thank you Iceland for showing us your beauty, your grace, and hopefully we will see you soon 🙂