What can I say about this beautiful and impressive glacier lake ? If you've seen previous pictures of Iceland, this is usually one of the most featured places.
I read on my guide book that usually drivers can be caught unaware reaching the lake when driving on the Ring Road, and sometimes accidents can happen. Maybe that's an exaggeration, but not by much, I'm sure.
As I said, we had seen it the previous day when it was raining and terribly cloudy, which left us quite frustrated. So much that we decided that night to wake up really early the next morning and come back if the weather would clear. Which it did. So at 6:30 AM the next morning we drove the 90km back to see the lake again, this time in sunny weather (it was still very cold, though). And we then drove back to Hofn still on time to have breakfast.
The photos we took don't do it justice, but here they go anyway ...
THE DAY BEFORE
THE NEXT MORNING
More photos on Flickr here