Photographer's Paradise

by Nikki Desuasido


Photos .by Alex Cornell

As you round the southeast corner of the country, you don't want to miss these attractions: the abandoned plane in Sólheimasandur, the basalt sea stacks called Reynisdrangar, the black sand beach Reynisfjarathe Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, and Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell. A few are off the beaten path so make sure your vehicle is a 4x4 and bring a spirit for off-roading. We had a flat-tire that we were not prepared for, but fortunately we were still in Vík and close enough to an auto repair shop that patched it up quickly. After, we still had our sense of our adventure but that definitely cautioned us to drive slower on gravel roads. Overall, our car served us well and luckily that incident was the only hiccup we had on the trip.