Iceland: Six Days in Pure Nature and Exploring the Artic

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Iceland – where do I begin? Landing in a full-blown snowstorm that only got worse was certainly one of the highlights. Also visiting the Blue Lagoon and spending some time in Reykjavik, the country’s capital, which I had already gotten to see in April (although buried under less snow then).

Blue Lagooning it on arrival
Blue Lagooning it on arrival
Mirror reflections at Hallgrimskirkja
Mirror reflections at Hallgrimskirkja

But perhaps one of the amazing highlights was an overnight tour I took throughout South Iceland. Seeing three different waterfalls and the black sand beach during our first day was simply amazing. Due to the snowstorm, lots of roads were blocked or not accessible, so I am still lucky to have seen these magnificent wonders of earth.

Skogafoss Waterfall perhaps?
Skogafoss Waterfall perhaps?
Black sand beach
Black sand beach
Crystal beach
Crystal beach

The coldest highlight was certainly the second day. A true off-road adventure to get to a 2000-year-old ice cave, in which we spent our afternoon. What a thrilling excitement!

Hiking a Glacier
Hiking a Glacier
In a 2000-year-old ice cave
In a 2000-year-old ice cave

Perhaps the Northern Lights were also one of the big highlights. They certainly were the main reason I even made this trip, as February is the most frequent time to see them.

A faint glimpse of the Northern Lights
A faint glimpse of the Northern Lights

Iceland, now where do I begin? Let’s see…

Standing beneath the Secret Waterfall of the Elves
Standing beneath the Secret Waterfall of the Elves
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