Hverir

On the road to Hverir.

On the road to Hverir.

Hverir is a large geothermal area of mud pools, fumaroles and sticky red dirt. It's hot and stinky and not unlike being on another planet.

Hverir is a large geothermal area of mud pools, fumaroles and sticky red dirt. It’s hot, stinky and not unlike being on another planet.

Definitely worth a look if you're traveling in North Iceland!

Definitely worth a look if you’re traveling in North Iceland!

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Seydisfjördur

Seydisfjördur is a picturesque little town in East Iceland. My favorite site was Olive's black boots on this colorful, brick walkway.

Seydisfjördur is a picturesque little town in East Iceland. My favorite site was Olive’s black boots on this colorful, brick walkway. 

Posted on September 21st, 2016

Fresh Local

Höfn is know for fresh local lobster! Heimahumar Local Langostine has the best lobster soup ever and super tasty lobster wraps!

In case you thought the only thing happening in Iceland is the dramatic landscape, Höfn is know for fresh local lobster! Heimahumar Local Langoustine has the best lobster soup ever and super, tasty lobster wraps! And, it’s a food truck- hipsters take note!

Posted on September 18th, 2016

Höfn

Evening, low tide, fog hovering, we could hear waves breaking on the sand bars beyond the harbor. It felt so special, so different. Maybe because it was Iceland???

Evening, low tide, fog hovering offshore, we could hear waves breaking on the sand bars beyond the harbor. It felt so special, so different. Maybe because it was Iceland???

Posted on September 15th, 2016

Jökulsárlón

Also known as "glacier lagoon", Jökulsárlón is another example of Iceland's dramatic landscape!

Also known as “glacier lagoon”, Jökulsárlón is another example of Iceland’s dramatic landscape!

Just off the Ring Road, it's a a popular tourist stop!

Just off the Ring Road, it’s a popular tourist stop!

Posted on September 12th, 2016

Glaciers Too!

Beautiful beaches, green farms and fields and glaciers too! We spent half a day hiking on Fallijökull Glacier. Fallijökull is small part of a huge glacial system in Vatnajökull National Park, Southeast Iceland.

Beautiful beaches, green farms and fields and glaciers too! We spent half a day hiking on Fjallsjökull Glacier. Fjallsjökull is small part of a huge glacial system in Vatnajökull National Park in Southeast Iceland.

Alfred, our guide was knowledgeable, low key and had a dry sense of humor. Here he is pointing out fun facts about glaciers!

Alfred, our guide was knowledgeable, low key and had a dry sense of humor. Here he is pointing out fun facts about glaciers!

Alfred, striking a pose!

Alfred, striking a pose!

The view from the bottom of Fjallsjökull.

The view from the bottom of Fjallsjökull.

Alice walking out after the hike. That's Fjallsjökull in the background.

Alice walking out after the hike. That’s Fjallsjökull in the background.

Posted on September 6th, 2016

Black Sand Beach

Cooper, Olive and Alice on the black sand beach at Vik.

Cooper, Olive and Alice on the black sand beach at Vik. The water temperature is like Santa Cruz in the winter.

Just around the corner from Vik is Reynishverfi Beach. "Dramatic landscape" is my go to phrase for Iceland.

Just around the corner from Vik is Reynishverfi Beach. 

Plenty of smooth, flat, round rocks for skipping!

Plenty of smooth, flat, round rocks for skipping!

Posted on September 4th, 2016

Near Vik

After a day of rainy travel this is the scene that greeted us the next morning.

After a day of rainy travel this is the scene that greeted us the next morning.

A country road winding it's way to the North Atlantic.

A country road winding it’s way to the North Atlantic. Iceland is New Zealand on steroids!

Icelandic horses (don't call them ponies) are a breed developed in Iceland from ponies brought by Norse settlers.

Icelandic horses (don’t call them ponies) are a breed developed in Iceland from ponies brought by Norse settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries.

Posted on September 2nd, 2016

Silhouette

This was taken inside the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik. Amazing architecture!

This was taken inside the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik. Amazing architecture!

Posted on August 31st, 2016

Iceland!

I'm just back from three weeks of travel in Iceland and Copenhagen. I met these young skateboarders in Reykjavik on day one!

I’m just back from three weeks of travel in Iceland and Copenhagen. I met these young skateboarders in Reykjavik on day one!

Posted on August 30th, 2016

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