Several kms down the road we went off-road in the Pajero, following a rocky river bed to the base of what is so far the most amazing glacier. We were able to park within 100 meters of the flow which looked like a Vienetta Ice Cream. Folded layer upon layer upon latter (Sounds like a Sara Lee advert).
The harsh environment was reinforced by a rather sad plaque mounted on of the huge rocks in memory of two German tourists who disappeared in or around the glacier approximately 15 years ago, never to be seen again.
VIK was now in reach after nearly 300km of driving and our Hotel Katla stood proudly on Highway 1 at the base of a large mountain to its North.
Our host upgraded us to a superior room and that it is. Looking forward to staying here for two nights.
VIK is a mere 2 miles down th road from our abode and is small but “cute” as villages go and the go-to place for lattes was most welcoming.
Some quick shopping for provisions and we are now settled in for the night waiting, waiting waiting...