Iceland, land of ice and a bit of green. It is a place where I felt such a powerful tranquility for the first time which hasn’t happened anywhere else I have traveled so far. That feeling struck me while sun was setting in Reykjavik just next to the lighthouse Grótta. I sat there for a while and watched a flock of birds trying to catch fish. All you could hear was the ocean and birds. I will never forget that feeling.
A road trip around Iceland in 10 days was the goal and yes, that’s too quick. You’d need a month at least to see what Iceland has got to offer. This country is so amazingly beautiful in every way and I cannot wait to go back one day.
Nevertheless the pace, I think we gathered ourselves some great memories. We took the road number 1, but had to skip West Fjords completely for the lack of time and inner Iceland as our car wasn’t a 4×4. Remember when visiting this country to bring with you your swimming gear. Thanks to the natural heating provided by the volcanic activity, you can swim outside in various pools all year around. Seljavallalaug near village of Vík is highly recommended! If you aren’t scared of crowded places like Blue Lagoon, try it at least once. You might happily be surprised.
At this time of the year one can expect a lot of rain and I mean A LOT, but the light is beautiful all day long and at the night time you can expect northern lights and lucky us they did appear. Thanks to good old Nikon gear that could handle heavy rain in Reynisfjara Beach view point. This time Gullfoss pushed so much moisture in the air that the camera stayed fogged for 3 hours straight while still working like a true champion. I still don’t recommend trying out that yourself.
// Bare in mind that these photographs are taken in autumn 2014. They might not represent my current style, but they have been at this time edited with my latest custom presets, although used camera model back then does have its effect on the outcome. //