Day 3 - June 22
I was so tired from staying up for the sunrise in the morning that I slept the day away in my hostel. I was lucky enough to have a 8-person dorm room all to myself, so no one disturbed my slumber. I drove back into Reykjavik to buy a hat and gloves. Boy did they ever come in handy. I didn't expect it to be as cold as it was in certain places. Although the sun was constantly shining, there was often a bitter cold wind. When I got back to my hostel, I debated between visiting the Golden Circle or Gunnuhver for the sunset. I decided on Gunnuhver since it was closer and less touristy. So around 10pm I hopped in my mini and found my way there. Gunnuhver is a 20 minute drive from Keflavik, close to the famous Blue Lagoon.
There is an eerie ambiance about the Reykjanes lighthouse in Gunnuhver. According to legend, Gunnuhver is named after the ghost of a witch named Guðrún who was captured by a preist and dragged into the spring here about 400 years ago. The sulphur mist from the vents enhances the ghostly feel of this place. I enjoyed photographing this location as it is low key and filled with fumaroles and mud pools.