Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to really expect from Iceland. I heard a lot of great things from friends that have visited. Let me just say, Iceland exceeded any expectations I had. Everyday there was an adventure and I couldn’t help be overwhelmed by the beauty of nature. The change in terrain after driving 30 minutes or so was incredible. From purple lupine flowers scattered on luscious green fields, moss covered rocks, black sand beaches, snow covered mountains, waterfalls from incredible heights, and hot spring geysers, there was much to see.
Here are a few shots from outside the blue lagoon and at Jokulsarlon. The glacier lagoon at Jokulsarlon was probably one of my favorite things we saw in Iceland. It was about a four and half hour drive from Reykjavik, the farthest place we drove to during our week long trip. One quick tip, if you are at Jokulsarlon you’ll see a lot of birds (seagulls?), and if you see a baby bird walking on the grass on it’s own, don’t go near it to take photos. We almost got attacked by the momma bird flying above us as we attempted to get some photos. Luckily, we survived. I’ll share more on our itinerary and tips for Iceland soon.