Iceland Part 1

31 August 2018

The first stop on my year off travels was Iceland! These pictures are from the first two days.

On day one we drove from Reykjavík to Thingvellir National Park, then to Geysir and finally Hella for the night. Day two was particularly busy with stops at Seljalandsfoss, Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool, Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull Glacier, Kirkjufjara beach, and Reynisfjara Beach aka Black Sand Beach.

Our first stop in Iceland!

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Our first stop in Iceland!

This was my first picture taken in Iceland! At Thingvellir National Park.

Flowers

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Flowers

The nature in Iceland is endless and refreshing.

Öxaráfoss Waterfall

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Öxaráfoss Waterfall

Group picture at our first waterfall of the trip in Thingvellir National Park.

Pictured: Nicole, Merjen, me

Öxaráfoss Waterfall

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Öxaráfoss Waterfall

Kerið Crater

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Kerið Crater

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The view from our first night's AirBnB in Hella

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The view from our first night's AirBnB in Hella

On our first night we stayed in an AirBnB just outside of Hella. This was the view from outside the house. The hay bales were a common sight throughout our trip.

Behind Seljalandsfoss

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Behind Seljalandsfoss

If you go here prepare to get soaked.

Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool

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Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool

We hiked up to this swimming pool that is fed partly by a hot spring. It’s open to the public and wasn’t very crowded when we got there, but it’s only cleaned once a summer and was fairly covered in algae.

Skogafoss Waterfall

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Skogafoss Waterfall

Our second waterfall of day two was Skogafoss.

Solheimajokull Glacier

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Solheimajokull Glacier

Our first glacier of the trip, Solheimajokull.

Group Pic at Sólheimajökull Glacier

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Group Pic at Sólheimajökull Glacier

Pictured: Me, Nicole, Merjen

Sólheimajökull Glacier

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Sólheimajökull Glacier

A glacier and volcanic black sand in one place. Nature is wild.

Drones Are Forbidden

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Drones Are Forbidden

Drones are not allowed at many popular locations around Iceland. It makes sense because these places are full of people and certain locations are incredibly windy which makes flying in general not a good idea.

Puffin!

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Puffin!

The side of this cliff was the only location where we saw puffins.

Kirkjufjara Beach

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Kirkjufjara Beach

Sneaker Waves

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Sneaker Waves

“Sneaker Waves”

Cave at Black Sand Beach

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Cave at Black Sand Beach

Nose

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Nose

I think this rock formation looks like a nose.

Under a cave at Black Sand Beach

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Under a cave at Black Sand Beach

Ghost

Group Pic at Black Beach

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Group Pic at Black Beach

Our last stop of the second day of the trip was Black Sand Beach. Pictured: Nicole, myself, and Merjen.