“What are your plans when you go to Reykjavik?”
The majority of the questions I received prior to my trip were geared towards Reykjavik, the capital, rather than Iceland, the country itself. My plans for Reykjavik involved sleeping there, spending a day to walk around, and leave it to explore the rest of the country each day. It got me thinking about why people only seem to be asking about Reykjavik. Perhaps it is so isolated and off the radar of news broadcasters (except for the volcanic eruption in 2010), that people only know of the capital from their geography classes. But there is so much more to Iceland than just its capital.
This picture sunset at 3:30 pm at the Snaefellsness Peninsula. It was alsoone of the few times the sun was this present! The picture was taken from my iPhone, an while it still looks really cool, I will be investing in a GoPro, so I can get better quality pictures wherever and whatever on earth I end up doing! 🙂
This was taken near an old viking village along the south shore of Iceland, close to the middle of it.
This was definitely one of the highlights of my entire trip! This is Silfra, the only place in the world where you can dive or snorkel between the North American and European tectonic plates. When I went, the water was warmer than the outside temperature. When I got out of the water, my hair froze. I highly recommend this experience, but maybe do it not in winter time unless you are me!
This picture was taken on the “correct” side of the rope, buuuuuut it is probably better to cross the rope in some areas when it isn’t so slippery…of course I did it anyway. The views!! (As seen in Prometheus).
There were too many pictures for one post to add to this one, so more will come when I post more about my time in Iceland. You can also check out the Facebook page for even more pictures!