Sunshine!! And not just a bit, but clear blue skies for the first time in ages! Jason was happy, I was a bit nervous, but we walked to the airstrip and signed up for the flight. And we got a bit lucky too - there was another couple who wanted to do a similar but slightly different route to us, so rather than make there and back trips, the pilot decided to extend out trip for free to cover the extra areas the other couple wanted to see, and put us all in the plane
together. We sat around for a little while - apparently they were having trouble getting the plane filled up from their tank on site, so it was decided that our plane would have to make a stop towards the end of the flight to re-fuel. Hooray, another landing and take off inserted into the itinerary!
The plane was just as tiny as I’d feared, and we were all given headsets with microphones attached - naturally Jasons one broke itself before we were even off the ground :-)
The tour took us all over the local area and then down as far as Vatnajokull glacier. I have to be honest, although I had my reservations about the trip, and although by the end of it I had a pounding headache from the engine noise that got through despite the headphones, and despite being cramped into one position for two and a half hours, it was well worth it and something I’d recommend to anyone. The perspective you gain from being so far above such massive geographic features
makes everything look even more amazing than we already thought it was. We took about a million photographs between us, lots of which are marred by the fact we had to snap through the planes windows which had a less than perfect finish, but I’m sure you can get the general idea of things, even if we’re not going to win any photographic prizes for image quality.
There’s not much more I can add to the text so I’ll just devote the rest of this page to images - hover the mouse over each for a word or two about what you’re looking at.
Eventually back on the ground at Myvatn, we made our way back to Moglet for the afternoon. It had been a much earlier start than we were used to, and the enormous headache I’d managed to grow during the flight meant I just about crawled into bed and stayed there for the rest of the afternoon. Next up, Husavik...