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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

31 May 2017 - Iceland Day 6: Hengifoss and an Unnamed Twin Waterfall

As it was still bright, we took a short rest in the cottage before heading out to visit the Hengifoss.  It was a short 20 mins drive but half of the journey was on the bumpy gravel road. After we parked our car, we were presented with a long flight of steps before the start of the walking trail to the Hengifoss.
After realizing the walking trail to Hengifoss is going to take us 2 hours for a return trip, we decided to just view it from a distance.
After going up the flight of stairs, the Jerlene and Javier were very tired and had fallen way behind.
After walking for about 20 mins, we finally could see Hengifoss, which is the third highest waterfall in Iceland at 128 meters.
As we were all too tired to continue the walk and it's getting late, we headed back to our car.
Nevertheless, we managed to capture a few nice shots of the waterfall and the gorge.
On our way back to the cottage, we passed by a small unnamed twin waterfall by the road side.  Since we could not get close to Hengifoss, we decided to stop by here and get real close to this waterfall.
Slightly further down the road we came to a field that was blossomed with beautiful wild purple flowers called Nootka, or Alaskan Lupin.
The flower was actually introduced in 1945 to lowland areas as a means to add nitrogen to the soil and also to function as an anchor for organic matter. Lupine has since flourished in Iceland, spreading like a wildfire, in almost effortless competition with the other species already in residence.
It was almost 10pm when we reached Setberg Apartment.  Time to rest for the day.

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