March 2016

ICELAND

A road trip all around Iceland turned out to be an adventure of a lifetime. Probably the most scenic road trip I've done and experienced so much beauty this country has to offer. Driving the Ring road past numerous waterfalls, geysers, natural lagoons, blue icebergs, glaciers, rivers, bubbling geothermal springs, sparkling rainbows, black lava beaches, volcanic craters, the magical Northern Lights - some amazing natural wonders all around. The scenery would change drastically after just half a day of driving - from towering mountains with a massive sun shining behind, stone cliffs, the East Fjords, countryside with tons of horses, from driving to what felt like heaven - heavy snow covering all roads and mountains, so white that it felt magical. Saw so many different kinds of waterfalls including: Gulfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Foss a Sidu, Dettifoss, and my favorite - Goðafoss. Some lovely towns along the way, sometimes so quiet that it felt like we were the only humans there. At least in March..

You never know what weather Iceland will have instore for you either. Went from some amazingly gorgeous sunny days to a couple days where some drastic weather became quite challenging. Walked in a massive hail storm for a couple miles, we had to stop and cover our faces. Also experienced driving in a snow blizzard once we reached Northern Iceland. Became a bit dangerous up there that we had to turn back and save ourselves since we could barely even see the road. Stopped by a couple beaches where the waves were so dramatic - crashing like a beast - never seen anything like it! Black Sand Beach in Vik is just stunning.

One of my favorite parts was experiencing the Northern Lights a couple times which I have wanted to see all my life. Something I will never forget and can't describe. Also exploring the icebergs on the beach while the ocean chased us. It was funny seeing everyone trying to climb an iceberg before the ocean crashed in. Such a great experience! The icebergs were so big, blue and shiny - I was in awe at the texture. Walking on part of the largest Ice cap in Iceland was incredible. Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park offers some incredible hikes and activities. You really get the full experience. 

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