Iceland Vacation

(Inspired by Iceland video via Swiss Miss)

Holy mother of god, I’ve fallen hard. Swept clear off my feet and flying high, wanderlusting. Iceland – you are one beautiful lady.

Photo by Kris Atomic. Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Reykjavik.

Blue Lagoon on Anthology Mag

Since it no longer coincides with E’s work schedule, we’ve regrettably had to cancel our Thanksgiving trip to Paris. While we are both trying to be upbeat and find the positives – it’ll be nice to take a break from constant traveling, we can have a real Thanksgiving meal with our families this year or a quiet, cozy one alone in our new city – I’d be unconvincingly lying to you if I didn’t admit I’m a little bummed. I’ve been to Paris once before but E has never visited and for months I’ve been daydreaming through all the romantic clichéd moments that only Paris (…and Venice) can actually deliver without disappointment – jaunts through the gardens at Versailles, morning cappuccino at patisseries, late-night walks home along the Seine sporting wine-stained lips. But then…

ystenes via krisatomic

_rebekka via krisatomic


To cheer ourselves up, we began discussing our next adventure. I mentioned how I kept coming across these incredible photos from Iceland. E was surprised since he had never considered the country before but, coincidentally, had recently spoken with an old friend that vacationed there and had nothing but rave reviews. This prompted some quick research this weekend… and now there is no going back. Iceland is my lover.

j.caron via krisatomic

Peter Nijenhuis via krisatomic

It appears the best way to experience Iceland is to rent a car, have an affinity for hot tubs… and, do. not. forget. your. freaking. camera.

Iceland diary on bigBANG studio

“abandoned thermal pool deep in the mountains!” – Iceland diary on bigBANG studio

Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, Iceland, by pas le matin

The diverse environments are incredible. Glaciers, geysers, waterfalls, caves, meadows (sheep! ponies!), mountains, volcanoes, lava fields, black beaches. Surreal. Haunting.

Wanderlust? More like, Wanderporn. Top of our destination picks for 2013.

Iceland diary by bigBANG studio

Iceland by Mait Jüriado

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1 Response to “Iceland Vacation”

  1. 1 bedenbaby September 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    I love love love this! I want to go to Iceland now. Thanks for the Wanderporn!

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