Month: November 2019

West Fjords, Iceland: Part III.

The last of this beautiful, remote peninsula brought us more stunning driving views and fantastic finds to explore! —-    —-    —- There is something about discovering and exploring abandoned places that captivates me. Walking through something that is empty, overgrown, and lost. The wonder of who’s been there or where its been is…

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West Fjords, Iceland: Part II.

Here they are! My favorite waterfall and my favorite fisherman village are found in the west fjords. When we first drove up to Sudureyri there was not a person or car in sight. No one outside their homes, on the playground, or working on the water. It was drizzling rain and cloudy. There were no…

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West Fjords, Iceland: Part I.

The westfjords have a certain kind of power that makes you realize just how tiny we are in comparison with the world. It reminds you that mother nature can crush us in an instant. The mountains are high and steep, and the roads are narrow, but the views are stunning. This remote peninsula is very…

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North Iceland Detours.

An occasional 20-30 minute detour off the main road brought us to some amazing gems that we just couldn’t pass by! —-    —-    —- Literally in the middle of nowhere, Modrudalur is the highest inhabited farm above sea level. The houses are built in the old turf house style, the traditional way of…

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North Iceland, Part II.

The dramatic landscape continued to surprise us as we continued around the northern region. Lake Myvatn turned out to be more beautiful than I expected. We even found an amazingly unique cafe to relax at for lunch and get out of the wind for a bit. —-    —-    —- Hverfjall is a 1,300ft…

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North Iceland, Part I.

It was an absolute complete change in views as we headed out of the eastern shoreline of Iceland and into the northern region. The towering green seaside cliffs, the crashing blue ocean waves, and the colorful little towns quickly faded into… rock. Yup, endless views of rock and more rock, and a whole lot of…

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East Iceland.

Along with the fishermen villages scattered throughout Iceland, East Iceland was my absolute favorite region!! The scenery here was just out of this world. It was here that I realized I had no words strong enough to describe the stunning beauty of this country. Aside from our roadside views and coastal towns, here are some…

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