Our stay at The FossHotel Glacier Lagoon, after the day before spent exploring some of the best waterfalls in Iceland, was only for one night but this was as far East as we would be going – hotels-wise.
We actually chose it initially due to its proximity to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon as well as Stokksnes but also because it would be our first time doing an ice cave tour in Iceland which would be leaving from Vik.
Again, Vik isn’t too far from here so that just works perfect for our plans for the day.
Now we’d actually left our hotel booking for Iceland till quite late this summer and every single place seemed to be fully booked.
It was then we realised how spread out hotels were because, in an ideal world, we would have rather booked hotels with much shorter drives in between them but hey ho.
The good thing is that the drive the day before was probably the longest drive between hotels we’d have to do.
Plus this hotel was pretty close to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, which we made our very first stop that morning.
Thankfully the fog from the day before had lifted and we had clearer skies for our visit to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon today.
The last time we were at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, it was during a snowstorm and you could barely see anything at all.
It was so incredible seeing all the, sometimes gigantic, icebergs floating past.
Every so often they’d crack and create smaller icebergs which arrived complete with a wave to usher them along their merry way.
This trip was also the first time we’d spotted the wildlife at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
We saw a seal swimming around and I think it’s the first time I’ve ever seen a seal in Iceland in all the years we’ve been visiting.
We also saw ducks playing around in the water here too.
Leaving Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, we made our way over to Stokksnes – which is this area with this grand beach and towering mountains standing guard over it.
You actually have to pay to visit this place if you drive here which is so unlike most places in Iceland.
There’s also a little ‘village’ here which is where The Witcher on Netflix was filmed.
The best time to visit is when the tide is a bit in and it creates this mirror-like effect that looks absolutely dramatic with the mountains in the background.