Iceland 2014

Arrive in Iceland at dawn. You’ll be alone on the road and feel like you’ve arrived on a strange, empty planet.  /  It rains, storms or mists every day in September. But sun always follows.  /  Horses are gentle and curious. Sheep are not. I was warned that sheep can wander onto the road, this is fact. Be patient and they’re figure it out.  /  Snæfellsnes peninsula. Go for Londrangar, the cairns, caves and waterfalls. I stopped in Ólafsvík, because I had to (I am an Ólafsson). Stop for Bæjarfoss.  /  Take the roads you haven't read about.  /  Stykkisholmer was home for while. This was a good choice.  /  Black Sand Beach lives up to it’s name.  /  Play tourist. Ignore articles that deter you from visiting the Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss and Geysir. They’re popular for a reason.  /  Þingvellir National Park was the cherry on top of my Golden Circle day. If you drive through Selfoss make sure not to double back and miss it.  /  Hraunfossar. A bit out of the way. But there were two of us in front of this magnificent thing and nothing was more beautiful.  /  Reykjavik. Go to Stofan for the coffee and Laundromat Café for the pancakes. The best breakfast goes to Bergsson.  /  The showers smell like rotten eggs. You get over it.

Blafjallavegur

Blafjallavegur

Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes

Golden Circle

Golden Circle

 
Golden Circle

Golden Circle

 
Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes

Gravel road, South

Gravel road, South

Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes

Golden Cirlce

Golden Cirlce

Golden Circle  

Golden Circle

 

Londrangar

Londrangar

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Stykkisholmer

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Geysir

Geysir

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Golden Circle

Golden Circle

Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar

Seljalandfoss

Seljalandfoss

Snæfellsnes

Snæfellsnes

West Region

West Region

West Region

West Region

West Region

West Region

West Region

West Region

Austurvöllur square

Austurvöllur square

Stofan kaffihús

Stofan kaffihús

Skólavörðustígur, Reykjavik

Skólavörðustígur, Reykjavik

Hallgrímskirkja pipe organ

Hallgrímskirkja pipe organ

Harpa concert hall, Reykjavik

Harpa concert hall, Reykjavik

Skólavörðustígur 24 window, Reykjavik

Skólavörðustígur 24 window, Reykjavik

Harbor, Reykjavik

Harbor, Reykjavik

My Concept Store, Laugavegur, Reykjavik

My Concept Store, Laugavegur, Reykjavik

Berggson

Berggson