Så her, i strålende sol på ca 3000m, omringet av fjell og vulkaner på aller kanter kan man ikke annet enn å smile! Fem uker i dette fantastiske landet har vært helt sjukt villt! #landoffireandice#chile#eventyr#beach &winewaits 🙏🏼
This time last year we were just arriving to the most magical place on earth. I’ve been to a handful of places in this world so far and nothing really compares to what stood before us in Iceland. I seriously miss this place all the time and I can’t wait to go back 😭 From the moss covered lava fields, to black sand beaches, to getting to see the northern lights, and so much more... This place was my paradise 🇮🇸
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Current wallpaper! Literally standing in the heart of an Icelandic glacier cave that has formed thousands years ago. How often does that happen? | 📷: @chee_hsien
Just catching up to our asses with layovers, flights and time changes. If you know me well, you know I like to hit the local grocery stores and sample some local flavors. We still haven’t figured out the currency exchange, yes, with an app it’s still a mystery. I also found a bunch of vehicles I want to bring back in my carry on. #iceland#eatlocaltryglobal#landoffireandice#seafood#airbnb@melinkc
I AM DESCENDED 400 FEET DEEP INTO THE MAGMA CHAMBER OF A GOSH DARN VOLCANO, PEOPLE! 🌋
Apparently, to get to the volcano was the harshest weather the guides have ever operated in. There was a weather warning in the area and they were close to cancelling the tour. I’m so glad they didn’t! In my opinion, it just added some (*ahem* a lot) more adventure to the adventure! The very low visibility, very strong winds, rain, and sleet made the 2+ mile trek through the lava field and back pretty wild, though, (especially on the return as the weather worsened!) and, despite my water-resistant or waterproof everything on me, the constant gusts of strong wind brought the rain right into every tiny, little opening within my clothing. I was soaked. Like, dumping-water-from-my-waterproof-shoes soaked (literally the ONLY time I have ever not packed an extra pair of socks for a hike, haha). It was all so, so worth it, though!!
This is the only known place like this in the entire world! So, where I’m located in the magma chamber, as you can see, there is no magma. What’s unique about this volcano is that, after its eruption over 4,000 years ago, the magma disappeared AND, unlike other volcanoes, this one didn’t close nor did it collapse on itself like would normally happen. Scientists are still unsure where the magma went. It’s believed to have, either, been solidified into the walls of the volcano or it just descended deeper into the earth but, either way, the combination of these two strange occurrences 4,000+ years ago is why we can safely descend into the magma chamber today. What a sight, too! I can’t believe I got to experience this natural phenomenon, myself! Just....wow. 🌋
The ‘ Viking Sushi Boat’ day.
My photos from Iceland aren’t my preferred style of sunrise / sunsets / chasing good light. It was a work trip and our schedules didn’t really allow for that unfortunately, but I thought I’d post what I do have anyway as I had a ridiculously good time, and therefore some great memories ☺️. This excursion started off rather grim, it was cold, rainy and we had to endure an hours commentary about birds, whilst sailing past an array of the same bird species, including lotssss of smelly bird shit. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but we were spoilt with far more exciting excursions and this was not my idea of fun 🙈. But it soon got a lot better, the sun burst through the clouds and the girls got a shit tonne of freshly caught scallops to eat. I enjoyed just watching and taking photos and this was the result ✌️ #iceland
Iceland...the land of fire and ice. When @eggroll_boy asked me what I wanted for my big 4-0, I knew exactly what I wanted. I value experiences more than I do material possessions and that’s why I travel. The beauty of this country and it’s natural wonders is unmatched to its extremely unpredictable weather. Although it rained 95% of the time and never saw the Northern Lights, I am still grateful for the opportunity to travel around the the entire Ring Road in less than two weeks on a @gocampers van. It allowed us to see the country for all its breathtaking sites. I highly recommend leaving behind the comforts of a hotel room, rent a sleeper van and travel with someone who encourages you to be adventurous. Thank you @eggroll_boy for the early birthday present. I love you ❤️!
. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live” - Hans Christian Andersen
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