For me, visiting Iceland was two things: a near-death experience and discovering one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever seen. Why near-death? Because we got caught up in two very dangerous storms. And still, I would go back in a heartbeat. Just have a look at the pictures and you’ll understand.
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The most intense storm that I’ve ever witnessed had stopped and we stopped on the side of the road to catch our breath – complete silence. No one and nothing but the nature was there, it was almost frightening.
Is one of the many, many waterfalls in Iceland and is situated on a tectonic-plate boundary where Europe and North America are tearing away from each other.
The Blue Lagoon
A must see! We got there just before the sunrise and watched it come up while enjoying the warm water.
Glacial Ice / Fjallsarlon
The color, shape and texture of this ice is quite fascinating. By the way, it takes 100 years for snow to turn to glacial ice.
The Black Sand Beach
Hauntingly beautiful and dangerous because of the unpredictable waves, which can pull you into the cold water. I still remember the sound of the black pebbles rumbling because of the waves.
Moss Covered Lava Field
First of all: no moss was harmed during our “photo shoot”! There was a path up to that place where my boyfriend is standing. Icelanders take their moss very seriously and so should you, it’s very easily damaged and takes a long while to recover.
Is a glacier lagoon, smaller than the notorious “Jokulsarlon”, but definitely worth a visit!
Can you spot that waterfall, that doesn’t quite fall because of the wind? That’s the Bjarnarfoss, by the way “foss” stands for waterfall in Icelandic.
Photographing this mountain was a spontaneous action (“stop the car, cause I need to take a picture of this reflection” kind of act), little did I know back then, that this mountain (located in South Iceland) is one of the most photographed in Iceland.
Picture taken in Reykjavik, facing the Atlantic Ocean.
Reflection / Fjallsarlon
I could’ve spent hours or maybe even days taking pictures of this place. Plus, the Fjallsarlon is much quieter, because many tourists don’t know about it.
That is our car and no, it’s not off road. While driving on this road, all you can see for kilometres is black. It’s fascinating but also kind of creepy.
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