We are back from an AMAZING 2 week family adventure to Iceland... this trip had nothing to do with work (except that there was wool EVERYWHERE) and I can't wait to share some pics with you! My husband drove us over 2000 miles as we attempted to circumnavigate the island and see it ALL! I had never traveled to a northern country in summer, and we had almost 20 hours of sunlight everyday... this meant for ALOT of great photo ops and long travel days.
The cameras came home with over 2000 images on them, I decided to start with just a few. I "tried" to choose one a day, but some days had SO many adventures it was impossible to do that! Ready?
Reykjavik- The Sun Voyager
Outdoor Art near the Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum
I'm a viking at the National Museum of Iceland
Day 4 (Later):
Going out for Famous Fish Soup in a Shack at the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Snæfellsjökull Volcano (where Jules Verne started his Journey to the Center of the Earth!)
Day 5 (again):
At the TOP! (and then we drove another 10 hours to Flateyri in the West Fjords)
Biking around a Fjord
Seals on our LONG drive to Akureyri
Viti Crater above Lake Mývatn with a geothermal power plant in the distance
Day 8 (more):
Day 8 (again):
Godafoss at the end of the day
Whale Watching in Husavik on a Schooner (this will be getting it's own blog post soon!)
Some friendly people I met in Akureyri...
Day 10 (more!):
A yarn-bombed cafe/knitting shop
On Day 11 we drove the F35 through the Highlands... and ended up at Geysir, the grandfather of all Geyser's!
Our last days we based ourselves in the South of Iceland, near Hella. We went to a reconstruction of a Viking sod house with this crazy cute chapel
Day 12 (more):
And then we drove on through more lava fields.... couldn't get enough of those!
Day 12 (where it got GOOD!):
And we came to a volcanic oasis called Gjain
On our way to Skaftafell we found some Puffins at Dyrholaey
Day 13 (our daily waterfall):
Svartifoss, just look at those volcanic basalt columns!
Day 13 (more!):
Holy Glacial Lagoon Batman!
Day 13 (and more!):
Yes, those are ice chunks floating in the ocean!
Fuzzy Lava Crevices became a family favorite here!
I've a whole separate post for you that will focus on wool, and Lopi sweaters, and sheep... stay tuned for that next week!