Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries I have visited. The landscape seems to change by the minute while driving. You’ll go from lava fields to ice fields within the hour. It’s difficult to pinpoint the most beautiful spot on Iceland, but a big contender has to be the glacier lagoon and the diamond beach. Here, big chunks of ice that fall off the nearby glacier slide off into the lagoon, onto the beach and end up in the ocean creating a spectacular sight.
I passed by some of these “rocks” and noticed they were melting in the sun. I decided there and then to have a try of some of nature’s purest waters. I did think a little about possible contamination, what with the blocks of ice sliding over the ground and all, but I figured I’m only here once. Besides I figured if the outer layer had already melted, the inner part couldn’t possibly be contaminated.
I held my empty soda bottle under a flowing stream and waited a couple of minutes for it to fill. I wasn’t expecting anything amazing, water if water after all, but it definitely was clear and refreshing. It pretty much tasted like water is supposed to taste, maybe even slightly better, without any additives we get in our tap water in Holland (I dare not drink tap water in China).
Fear Factor – 2 / Taste Test – 7