As we headed along route one we passed more interesting and varied landscapes - here are a few of those.

Mountainous terrain and glacial run-off

Mountainous terrain and glacial run-off

Pebbles ... lots of pebbles.

Pebbles ... lots of pebbles.

Very odd furry rocks

Very odd furry rocks

The next place we stopped at was KirkjubŠjarklaustur - one of the few population centres of any number whatsoever in this area of the country. We stopped off here for a few minutes to see the "Church Floor", a naturally occuring patch of hexagonal tiles made of basalt.

The Church Floor, KirkjubŠjarklaustur - close up

The Church Floor, Kirkjubæjarklaustur - close up

The Church Floor, KirkjubŠjarklaustur

The Church Floor, Kirkjubæjarklaustur

On the way anti-clockwise around route one we had seen a very odd sight of some random piles of rocks by the side of the road, and said that on the way back through we would investigate it. We came across them again on the way back and so had a look around, the sign says it all.

Laufskßlavar­a - the explanation

Laufskálavarða - the explanation

Laufskßlavar­a - the mound

Laufskálavarða - the mound

Laufskßlavar­a - looking down from the mound

Laufskálavarða - looking down from the mound

So, we added our stone and headed on our way.

We ended up at Selfoss for the evening, a large place compared to anywhere we'd seen since leaving Reykjavik. We went and booked into the campsite and then headed to the swimming pool (it was only marginally more expensive than the shower at the campsite!!) and had a long, relaxing bathe in the geothermally heated waters. We prepared ourselves some dinner using up most of the food we had left - noodles and mushrooms mainly, with some flavoured potato we'd bought by mistake.

We forgot to take a picture of our tent, but here is the place where it sat.

Our camping spot in Selfoss

Our camping spot in Selfoss

After a relaxed morning we headed out from Selfoss, stopping at the supermarket for our customary cinammon roll things. We noticed that the cinammon rolls were featured on the front of this supermarket, so snapped a picture, much to the strange looks of the people in the next vehicle.

Cinammon rolls...mmmmm

Cinammon rolls...mmmmm

After this we headed onwards for the last leg of our journey - to Njar­vik.

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