I feel like I'm never going to out-do this adventure. I feel like this is why I was born to explore. Exploring a glacier is not something you get to do everyday. It's not something a lot of people get to do at all. How often do you hear someone say "Yesterday I went hiking on a glacier"? After exploring the south of Iceland, we went east.
After making several mistakes, I think I may have mastered capturing the northern lights! I had 11 nights outdoor that resulted in some bad and good photography. Don't get me wrong. I am no expert. I am simply a photography enthusiast, but I thought I would share what I have learnt in the past few weeks.
Usually I start off with some writing but to be honest, photographs are more fitting to start off. Iceland has blown me away so far. I landed in Reykjavik expecting bitter cold weather and Iceland did not disappoint. My expectations were fully met. In January, the winds are dangerously high so much so that you feel like you're about to lose control of the car and snow turns into ice. Nonetheless it was beautiful as everything was covered in white snow. On the first day, my baby was ill so I decided to stay low key and see the city instead of my plan to immediately start the road trip around the island but more of the city tour later as I will be returning to visit more of Reykjavik later on my travels. For now, I'd like to share my travels around the south of Iceland.
I have decided that because there is so much to see in Iceland, I'd share my itinerary so that you can all keep up with me and where I am. You will have to check my later blog posts to see exactly what I got up to on each day.
So you've heard the stories of the magical place, you've seen the outstanding photographs and now you've booked your flight. Well, here's a few things to keep in mind.
1) Buy duty-free groceries
Don't forget that because of the climate, Iceland cannot farm food or animals so they have to import. However, Iceland is a remote island away from the Scandinavian countries, far from United Kingdom so goods/products tend to be expensive. There is a duty free shop opposite baggage collection so before you pick up your luggage on arrival, do your grocery shopping.