Albert is a friendly, dry humored, intelligent, and accommodating tour guide. I am again impressed with the staff from GeoIceland. We drove for over an hour and made a pit stop at a travel stop (gas, restaurant, restrooms). Apparently there were a lot of tourists heading south today because this place was packed!!
Albert allowed us to request a ton of stops along the way for pictures even though it slightly delayed us in dropping off the passengers who were going ice climbing. We finally made it to Solheimajokull Glacier. Those of us not going on the full ice climbing portion still got to walk out a bit onto the Glacier, "hug" the glacier, and take lots of pictures.
I can not truly express how cool it was to walk on a Glacier. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite things I've done so far in life!
After the lunch stop we drove down the road a short way to view the sea stacks. We then drove to the opposite side of the stacks to Reynisfjara Beach. The beach is a black rock beach with amazing cliffs, and Halsanefshellir (a ocean carved cave).
Sadly we were pretty fogged in so the pictures from this area aren't terrific. It was also quite cold from the wind and the rain and well, I'm a wimp lol.
We were the first to be dropped off and we thanked Albert and said farewell to everyone we traveled with today. At this point we were exhausted and in need of hot showers. We decided to settle in and order room service from the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica. Again the service not so friendly but the food was delicious. For our full review of the Hilton visit here.
Oh yeah ....the weather in Reykjavik that evening had melted the snow but was now raining lol! Crazy!