We took a photography and hiking (and lunch) break on the cliffs just west of Vík. In the distance (below left) are the sea stacks of Reynisdrangur.
And then we explored a Viking cave, where council meetings (and legend has it, executions) were held in saga times.
The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent roadtripping into glacier country. Vatnajökull, the world's largest ice cap outside the poles, spills down from the highlands via crumbling outlets of ice called glacier tongues (see below). At the end of the day, we reached our destination, Jökulsárlón, and promptly car-camped in the parking lot.
I live in Malibu, Calif.,