Adventure in Iceland, with Urus to discover the island of the Vikings. Day 2
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Urus continues to drive us through the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland. Here is the second day of adventure as reported by the pen of Simonluca Pini, Contributing Editor of “Il Sole 24 Ore”.
Minus four degrees Celsius, an icy driving rain, and five Lamborghini Urus SUVs standing in front of us. This is how the second day of our Icelandic adventure begins. Accustomed to city traffic, the trip of more than 100 kilometers toward the glacial lake of Jökulsárlón makes us understand why the Icelanders are so attached to their land and defend it with such strict rules. Upon reaching our destination, we are left literally speechless by the blocks of blue ice floating in front of us. From there we go to Lake Fjallsárlón, at the southern end of the Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull. Here, too, the Urus shows to be perfectly at ease in off-road driving, confirming that it can handle any kind of terrain. Here, something amazing happens: a huge amount of material detaches from the glacier, transforming the calm lake into a rough sea with waves that bathe our feet. As confirmed by our guide, such an event had not been seen in the last five years. After lunch, the longest segment of the adventure awaits us: 363 kilometers that will take us back to Reykjavík. During the trip, we see the Eyjafjöll volcano, which famously blocked air traffic in 2010 due to the series of eruptions that continued for several months and caused the evacuation of 500 people. The next stop on our adventure is the Dyrhólaey Peninsula, of volcanic origin, where we find the lighthouse built in 1927 with the largest focal plane of all the lighthouses of Iceland. The landscape itself would be worth a stay of several hours, with the Mýrdalsjökull glacier to the north, the black lava sea stacks of Reynisdrangar, and to the west the entire coastline in the direction of Selfoss. Here, the weather can change quickly, and it finally gives us some sun, confirming the Icelandic saying: “If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes.” Back in the Urus, our adventure is coming to an end, with the navigator set toward the center of Reykjavík. But Iceland stays true to itself and showers us with a violent snowfall before we reach the capital, reminding us once again that we are on a magical island.
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