Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Iceland Photos, Part 2 of 2

You didn't actually think I'd pull off both halves of this post within a couple days, did you? Ah, but I'm doing it! Look at me go!

In Part 1 I gave you all the city pictures. Now let's move on to the country! When Cami and I weren't in Reykjavik, we were out in our natural habitat bonding with the rolling green hills and waterfalls and sheep and horses and black sand beaches. (And by "natural habitat" I mean "we both like to be outside in beautiful, quiet places and should probably live on farms someday.")

The best word I keep coming up with to describe Iceland is "other-worldly." It seriously feels like another planet. Every few minutes out on the road, Cami and I would look at each other and say, "This is insane." Looking out your window and seeing waterfalls cascading down the emerald-green sides of volcano territory, with fog rolling in and turf houses hiding here and The Shire! is something I personally need each of you to experience once in your life. I NEED THIS FOR YOU. #outburst

We saw several waterfalls, but the one that most took my breath away was Seljalandsfoss (it's the one below with the rainbow, and also in the really green photo of the guy on the bench with his back to me). I feel like I have a reverence for that exact spot in the world! Other things pictured below include the black sand beaches near Vik, the famous Geysir, the glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon (which we both waded into even though it made for very cold legs and very damp pants) (uhhh I don't like the phrase "damp pants"), our trip to the Blue Lagoon, and other random shenanigans.

We stayed two nights in a little country farm inn, and that was one of the better decisions I've ever made in my entire life. I've always known that at least part of me belongs on a farm, and if it's going to be a farm why not go big and have it be an Icelandic farm with a clothesline and roaming sheep and a fantastic spread at breakfast? It might be one of my happiest places on earth. We stayed up late one night (who cares? it's light outside all night!) and watched Father of the Bride II on a random British channel in the shared lobby space. Such a good time.

Now I'm all super nostalgic and I have to stop before this gets any longer and I weep on my keyboard. Gahhh!

....on to the photos!
(And yes, I found that dog in a random field. We were best friends and played fetch with a rock. He insisted because he wears the pants in our relationship.)

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LaurenHoya said...

I must go there. And soon!

Harley said...

micahel and i are planning our trip there for next year... your travel tips are so helpful! we are exctied!

Budget Splurge Beauty said...

uhhghgh MY GOD your pictures are so breathtaking! I basically want to die because I don't think I'll ever see such beauty.

Chantel said...

Wow, you are right - completely unreal. It's BEAUTIFUL! I can't even believe it! I LOVE all your photos. You got some really good ones.

Unknown said...

going in September- mother-daughter trip so excited for all of it!!!!!

FWIL Sentimental Blog Content said...

Seriously amazing- I so want to go to there!

Anonymous said...

Hi I was in Iceland this June so I totally enjoyed your pix!...unfortuately we had rain mostly but the sun did shine on occasion...All of your tips were spot on...good job.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos! I can't wait til October to go there!