Instagramming Iceland

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Once again I am giving you a quick preview of what is to come on the blog.  We just got back from a road trip around the ring road in Iceland.  It was pretty darn awesome!  Here are a few of our camera phone pictures we took along the way.  You may have seen them on Instagram already, but here they are again.  I haven’t even downloaded my other photos.  It will be a couple weeks, I’m sure.  Meantime, take a gander at what is to come!

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This is a photo of the iconic Blue Lagoon.  I have wanted to visit it for years, so this is a crossed off list item…yay!

Instagramming IcelandIceland is one big island, but it’s still an island and we enjoyed view, after view, after gorgeous view.  We just couldn’t get enough of it.  This was taken on the eastern coast.

Instagramming Iceland

We took our own jeep with us to Iceland.  Hey, we couldn’t have all the fun!  It was definitely an experience driving, and of course we plan to write a post on it!

IMG_0143When you think of Iceland, you think of sheep.  Lots of sheep.  Supposedly there are more sheep than people, and I have to say I believe it.  Everywhere you looked, if you looked closely enough, a sheep was there.  No kidding.

IMG_0137And where there is sheep, dark nights, and long winters, there is knitting.  I was amazed to see yarn sold in every grocery store and every gas station.  You don’t want to get caught without enough yarn!

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The next animal we saw quite of bit of were these adorable Icelandic ponies.  With their shaggy manes, they would look up to see who is stopping by, then come right up to you.  They were the friendliest horses I’ve ever come across.

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So, of course we had to take a ride on these two cuties.  It was one of the best trail rides of my life.

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No trip to Iceland is complete without going to Reykjavik where there is lots of shopping!  These two could be seen in a number of tourist towns ready to hawk their wares!

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The geo-thermal activity was a sight to behold.  Here we are at Geysir really enjoying the view and staying far away from the scalding water.

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On the cool side, there are glaciers and this iceberg floating in the lagoon is over 1,000 years old.

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We enjoyed some wonderful food along the way.  Seafood, seafood, and more seafood!

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But the thing we enjoyed most was just the untamed natural beauty that Iceland is.

Believe me when I tell you that we still have lots to show and tell about Iceland.  Stay tuned!

Have you ever been to Iceland?

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43 Comments

  1. So many beautiful settings and you’ve captured them brilliantly my friend! Love the characters outside the Viking shop too!! I don’t believe there is a better way to experience a country and its culture than to drive at your own pace for a completely immersive experience!! Loved this post!

    1. Rhonda, We said that a lot about Alaska as well, but I do think Iceland has some really dramatic places that are completely unique. It was a fantastic trip. I can’t wait to write more about it!

  2. Great photos! I’ve wanted to go to Iceland for years, especially Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon. I can never decide, though, whether to go in summer for hiking or in winter for the Northern Lights! Looking forward to reading more about your trip 🙂

  3. I’ve never been to Iceland, but I really want to go. How did you get your jeep there? That photo with the iceberg on the lagoon is so ethereal that I can’t wait to see what images your “real” camera captured. And that is really funny about the abundance of yarn.

    1. Michele, We took a ferry…more to come on that! You know how we love to drive everywhere we go! The yarn being everywhere was such a culture shock. I loved it!

  4. I think we must have been there at the same time as I’ve recently got back too and am still processing the thousands of photos I took! It’s such a wild, beautiful and unique place I could go back over and over again. I think the only answer to Molly’s dilemma is to go at least twice. Once in the summer and once in the winter!

    1. Phoebe, I know what you mean. I can’t wait to see more of your posts. I won’t be home for another week so I haven’t even started on photos. I’m in the north of France indulging a bit before I have to go back to work!

  5. Did you say seafood??? Sign me up! 🙂 I’m sooooo glad you included the pic of the horse and of you on them, Corinne! I’m not too keen on public “pools” or thermals but that coastline?? Oh my gosh yes! Enjoyed this post and I like how you described it all as “untamed beauty…” Spot on 🙂

  6. Yarn at a gas station? That’s a first!
    Iceland truly is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing your other photos and reading about your adventures.

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