Hello! Sorry if I’ve been a little quiet on here over the past week. I kept up as best I could whilst I was away, but am otherwise getting back to normal now. Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram are probably sick of me talking about how incredible my third trip to Iceland was, but I still wanted to put together a little post sharing a few of the highlights nonetheless. I hope you can indulge me, and that the pictures convey even a small amount of the beauty the country has to offer.
Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls flowing off the edge of a lava field.
Barnafoss, a neighbouring waterfall that runs through the valley, so cold, clear, and powerful that the water appears blue.
Walking through a series of tunnels and caves carved inside a glacier, 30 metres below surface level.
They even have a bar and a chapel down there!
The way light played off the ice crystals was amazing.
Seljalandsfoss, found near the south coast. Notice the tiny person in red on the right for an idea of scale.
The Icelandic countryside, and a charming old turf church.
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, where ice breaks from a glacier and is carried out to the ocean. I was blown away by the sheer scale and overwhelming presence of this place. It’s a cliché, but pictures will never do it justice.
With the ice constantly melting and shifting in the tide (you can literally hear it creaking as it moves), the view is ever changing.
Skógafoss, another powerful waterfall found in the southern region.
Harpa, Reykjavik’s main concert hall, and The Sun Voyager, a Viking inspired sculpture.
Hallgrimskirkja, from outside and in.
The garden at the Einar Jónsson Sculpture Museum, which is free to look around, and features some gorgeous pieces.
Dusk at the old harbour in downtown Reykjavik.
A lovely view of the city, against a backdrop of the ocean and mountains beyond. This was taken from the top of Perlan, a fantastic museum, planetarium, man-made ice cave, and viewing station.
Needless to say, I had an amazing time…
… and I’m already eager to plan a 4th visit.