Vík í Mýrdal
In order to head off out of the city, I rented a vehicle. They gave me a Subaru Outback with the instructions that 1. Do not drive through any rivers (huh?) and 2. If the wind catches the door and takes it off the door, you pay for it. (double huh? - Is it that windy?). I headed on out to Vik, but planned on hitting a couple of waterfalls on the way.
Iceland has many, many waterfalls. This is one of the better known. It had been raining on and off and was providing everyone with many rainbows. I was fortunate to get one while at this waterfall.
Vik is on the southern most part of Iceland. It has black sand basalt beaches which are just gorgeous. I was awarded again by more rainbows. The rock pinnacles in the distance are called Reynisdrangar and are petrified trolls that tried to pull a ship onto land. They weren't able to get it done before the sun rose and turned them into stone.
Near Vik is the Dyrhólaey lighthouse.
Back in 2010 the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted and caused many flights to and from Europe to be cancelled. When I got up and walked outside and there she was. Here is a bad photo of it. As you can see, I'm in a guest house almost in the middle of nowhere. It you want to see how it is pronounced, see https://youtu.be/leMX8weYpME