I just wrote the title of this post and I already started to rethink that it´s not the rightest thing to say, as you really can´t say goodbye to your home. Some things, thankfully, will last forever.
But as said so, in a way I still do it, as next Sunday I'm taking all my material belongings and will transport them to Glasgow, as this city will become my home for next 4 years. I am already excited and homesick. But as much I am also brave and motivated.
That was also the reason, why my beloved Ísold agreed to come (or bring) with me to a little roadtrip to the south side of Iceland. We woke up early, all meals and playlists prepared and as so, our 14 hour roadtrip was ready to start!
We went to see all touristy places, what everybody going to see, when they travel here. Our final destination was Jökulsárlón- glacial lagoon, where you can see real ice bergs and in winter it hosts a hundreds of seals. I mean- those ice bergs look exactly like in cartoons or comic books how polar bears are travelling around the ocean. And let me say- it looks pretty badass. Even more with the contrast, how the weather was really sunny and according to Iceland, pretty warm, but there is still icebergs front of you. Mother earth is pretty amazing place, as I keep reminding it to myself.
For me this trip was important. Getting out of town and breathing together with mountains. Feeling the nature once again just before I have to leave. I've always had a strong relationship with nature, as it's so much more to me than just standing-still-looking-beautiful places.
I remember when we were on our way to one swimming pool with Isold and we were walking next to a big mountain. We stopped and looked up and I think we never have felt so little before. Those huge rocks were so much over us. But the feeling wasn't scary. It was calm and it felt like a old friend. Really really old friend...
But before getting to our final destination, we went to see couple of other beautiful places, as such Urriðafoss, Seljalandsfoss and there is another (and way cooler) secret waterfall close by, where you can go inside of a little "cave" and see a view, what the header photograph of this post presents. Next destination was Seljavallalaug swimming pool, then Skógafoss, Dýrahóley beach, Vík black sand beach, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Foss á Siðu and then finally the whole reason for this trip- Jökulsárlón.
...and yes, I just wrote a bunch of weird icelandic names here, but just because if some of you will ever want to visit the beautiful south coast of Iceland, you might find a little help from here.