Enjoy my short AV presentation during "Kulturfeuer Rietenau" 02.02.2019 on YouTube.
Now it is fixed and the flights are booked for our Eastern holiday 2018 to Shanghai.
After checking if everyone of our family is available, we fixed the time slot 26.03.18-04.04.18 for our journey.
I will get in contact with Vinzenz and Kerstin, who are living in Shanghai for a few years now, to arrange some meetings or maybe if they will have time, to spend some days together.
Our visit in Reykjavík will be the last day in Iceland before traveling back home.
We have to give back our rented car until Saturday afternoon so we have some time to visit a view highlights of the city.
At first we walk trough the city and passed a lot of nice colored houses, the Sólfar a dreamboat and a Ode to the sun, the Hallgrimskierkja and the concert house Harpa, which have a very nice architecture with the usage of a lot of glass. Also impressive for me was the hot water reservoir Perla, which have also a great architecture and I can play with some long exposure.
But the time was running and we have to drive to the car rental to bring back our home for the last 12 days. After last check of the car they brought us to our Hotel...unbelievable a bed, a room and a hot shower ...
So in the evening we prepare our luggage because we have to be at the airport very early at 6 am in the morning and finish the day with the last drink out of our bottle Captain Morgan.
We didn´t spend the complete bottle of Captain Morgan to the Trolls and Elves, but it seem that they where happy with our donation and they present to us very nice shows of the Aurora borealis => Cheers !
Reykjavik with a lot of nice colored houses.
Inside of the Hallgrimskierkj
Solfar Solfar Harpa
Harpa Harpa Perla Hot water reservoir
Going south again...
It seems that we have a small chance to have a clear sky in the southern coast region close to Seljanlandsfoss. So we drive into the night and drive and drive...and a little second sleep by touching the road boundaries convinced us to take a break and found a place to sleep close to an winter sport area.
At the next morning we go on driving and make our next stop at Skogafoss waterfall. It was terrible how many bus tourists were carried to the sightseeing points. Of course we are also tourists, but sometimes it shock´s what happened with all the nice places.
Also the area with the air plane wreck Douglas DC3 at the coast, where 2 years before we can drive an off road direct to the air plane (only the GPS Datas were known) now it only can be reached by feet and you have to park the car close to the ring road on a signed parking place. I think it will help to get no further uncontrolled spectacle at the wreck. Some tourist have leave graffities at the airplane...unbelievable.
At the Skogafoss waterfall we make a walk above to the view point. The weather gets worst but we walk further trough the closed area the Laugavegur trekking route for a while. That was a good decision because the valley is very nice, also if it rains. But later on the rain stops and I also can start my drone to capture some nice shoots. In summer it is possible to walk this trekking route for 45 km.
What for us still is missing, is an flight over an glacier so we stop at the 8km long Solheimajökull, which is not the nicest one, but easy to reach. That it is easy to reach we recognize also when we see the lot of people which were dropped off out of the busses to make their glacier tour. Hopefully they learn a lot of the sensitivity and the importance of the conservation of the glaciers for the future.
Our camp ground for the night. A nice awaking as we see that it was n great winter-sport area. Behind the Skogafoss waterfall a nice valley with several small waterfalls, invite to go for a walk The Laugavegur trekking route should be in summer a very nice adventure Skogafoss Skogafoss Skogafoss Solheimajökull from above Solheimajökull Solheimajökull Solheimajökull Solheimajökull with the lot of glacier trekking tourists Solheimajökull
The night of the nights at the famous Kirkjufell mountain. We don´t know how many pictures were made of these nice mountain, but we also want to capture the moment when the Aurora is moving over that hill.
And we have luck! We choose the view point close to the hill with some water in the foreground, to get also some nice reflections.
The Aurora starts very early in the evening. It was still the blue hour as we heard the screaming of some tourist when they see the light. The show has begun and it was great !
Some illumination of the foreground from passing cars at the road