Betony and I had the incredible opportunity to go to Iceland the beginning of this month. Our two girls stayed with the grandparents and we headed out for one week in what I’ve been calling “a harsh Middle-Earth”. It was for our ten year anniversary and it was SPECTACULAR.
The first few days were spent in the capital, Reykjavik, then we went south-east along the Ring Road (the edges of Iceland are the only parts of the island habitable.)
After only a few days there a statement kept recurring in my mind:
“I’m filled up with wonder.”
The sights of waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, etc… the beauty of the landscape was overwhelming. There was so much wonder.
Betony and I wanted to share this with you all! We’ll be doing several posts this week on our trip and this one is our photo-journal of wonder.
Above: Panorama of Reykjavik from Hallgrimskirkja, a Lutheran cathedral.
The inside of Hallgrimskirkja.Above: The old harbor in Reykjavik.A famous sculpture in Reykjavik called “Sun Voyager”. Panoramic picture.Above: Black sands/rocks at the beach on the southern tip of Iceland, at the city of Vik.Panorama of Pingvellir, where the world’s first parliament started- a huge national park where tectonic plates are pulling apart.Above: Gulfoss. A gigantic waterfall translated “Golden Falls”.Geyser exploding at the Geyser National Park.Incredible color on the volcanic rock.Seljalandfoss. A waterfall with a path behind it.
Below: Skogafoss. A waterfall further south on the Ring Road.
Old settlements on southern part of Iceland. Below: The famous horses of Iceland. No other breeds are allowed on the island, to keep pedigree. Above: Black sand beach outside the Glacier National Park.The Glacier Lagoon on the south-east side of Iceland.