Monthly Archives: June 2015

We stood in the cold, scouting out the best view to capture Geysir erupting. I had both my phone and my Canon out to try to get the action on both of them. We stood in silence with ten or twelve people around us even after the first eruption. Then we waited for the second......
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The drive here was one of the longest we had undertaken on this trip. It was going to take us a good few hours to come here. We woke up early, made breakfast for one another and prepared snacks and sandwiches for the ride there. The boys made sure we had enough food and water......
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Seeing a double rainbow at Skogafoss is apparently the norm but I didn’t know that when I got there. It felt so special to see and I’ve never witnessed one before. (Though it did make me think of that ridiculous double rainbow video that blew up on Youtube a few years ago…) While there isn’t......
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We accidentally visited the waterfalls on one of the coldest days in Iceland. As we drove there, we watched the temperature reading in the car drop and drop… all the way down to -1C. There was a plaque at Barnafoss letting us know that the name for the waterfall comes from two boys who tried to cross......
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Harpa is such a visually striking part of the Reyjavik waterfront. Despite driving and walking by it for a few days, we never had enough time to walk in and really view it. We finally made time on day 6 after Felix and I got our tattoos. More on that later. Harpa strongly reminded me......
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This was the first place I visited after I got my tattoo at Reykjavik Ink. I stopped in and the place was almost entirely empty. There were decorations – fresh flowers, tulle, ribbons – for a wedding meant to happen in a few hours. I feel like I spent hours sitting there, taking it all......
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The Reykjavik Art Museum was a chance find. I knew of its existence but I didn’t think we’d have time to stop by and enjoy it fully. Felix found, I think, his favourite souvenir here in the form of tarot cards re-interpreted, re-imagined....
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Solfar was designed by Jón Gunnar Árnason to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Reykjavik. He died in 1898, a year before the sculpture was created. It stands as an ode to the sun, but the despite the rays that hit its body, it was the windiest of places in all of Reykjavik....
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The first items on a travel itinerary for me are always religious houses. They’re some of the most beautiful places I’ve viewed and had the opportunity to visit. There isn’t anything more peaceful than being within a church or mosque. Hallgrímskirkja was around the corner from the apartment that we rented on Grettisgata; we could......
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In January, a calendar reminder popped up on Felix’s computer, reminding him to ask me to think about going to Iceland in May. It was meant to be a large trip – a huge group of friends – but it worked out that only three of us went. The trip was a go, planned from......
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