Next day, saw us getting ready for Krafla, a major volcanic site known as the Krafla Fires. Volcanic craters, black landscape should be enough to describe the place. Some areas of lavafields are still steaming, and the landscape constantly evolving making the Island and mostly the place a dynamic place. You would need to climb a mountain to witness the crater in all it glory, remember to carry good trekking shoes.
Our next stop was Akureyri, when on the way we stopped at Skutustadagigar, which was a mass of land and water that offered a beautiful bird watching trail to the visitors. Godafoss (The Fall of the Gods) also fell on the way, and of course that meant we halted. Post doing all the justice to the place as much was possible we finally headed straight towards Akureyri, the second largest city in Iceland. The city boasted of traffic lights that indicated smiles and hearts when your car sped near them keeping within speed limits. It felt really nice to witness a city post our long countryside stay. We had our eloquent lunch there at a restaurant named Noa post which we decided to visit the main attraction of the town, the church. Unfortunately, the same was closed but nonetheless we caught the view from outside and soon we were back on the road heading towards our next camp site at Hvammstangi, situated on the Miðfjörður.
Since the time we landed, we were mostly on the road but driving in Iceland wasn't a tiring affair. The natural setting amidst which we drove was inspiring us to continue and explore this unique land filled with varied natural phenomenon.We soon reached yet another natural wonder of Iceland, a geothermal area called Myvatn. One could spend an entire day here as it holds a mix of something called "sulfur hot spring", molten mud pots, sulfur vents, a lava field and so much more. The entire area seemed to not belong to earth. For miles there was no vegetation, no trees, grasses, or shrubs. There was nothing but barren volcanic rock. We started from the Sulfur hot spring, and then made our way to the molten mud pots and sulphur vents. The sulphur vents were spread across the field and of different velocity and strength.