We woke up in our car and immediately drove over to CrossFit Reykjavík for a workout with some friendly and encouraging local athletes and a fantastic coach. This also happens to be Annie Thorisdottir's home gym (swoon!), though she wasn't working out there that particular morning.
After crossfitting and killing some time grocery shopping, we split town again, this time heading far east along the coast. We drove along the Ring Road, where views like Seljalandsfoss (below) are commonplace.
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.
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