I got lost a number of times on the 3 day hike from Skogar to Landmannalaugar (they don’t make it easy), but on the final day I got REALLY lost! I like to see the funny side of these things but at the time it was quite disheartening. As I was getting close to my camp for the night (only a few kilometres away!) I came upon a fork in the road with a sign pointing to ‘Landmannahellir’, I could see this wasn’t ‘Landamannalauger’ but with no sign describing the other direction I thought I’d take my chances with the similar name (seriously what’s up the names over here??).
This was the wrong decision. On return there turned out to be another, far more descriptive sign a few hundred metres in the correct direction, you might want to put that one at the first fork people! Haha wow anyway I trudged on for over 5 kilometres in the wrong direction, doubt building with each step as the weather took a turn for the worst. When I finally reached a sign that confirmed my suspicions I was truly a broken man, having to retrace my steps and add another 10 kilometres to an already huge hike was brutal! On the brightside it makes a funny story and I saw some things I wouldn’t have otherwise, including this surreal landscape not far from my original mistake.
I’m moving on to the Faroe Islands soon but I have so many more photos from Iceland that I can’t wait to share with y’all!