Oh, Iceland! This week I said a sad goodbye to the country I was so seduced by, a goodbye that thankfully was followed in close succession by a good old hello, again to the United Kingdom. Right now I’m catching up with friends in England and seriously starting to feel the work-pileup repercussions of so many back-to-back trips. Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed like this I remind myself of one of my favorite sayings — If you feel in control, you aren’t going fast enough.
Now, onto Photo of the Week nominees from the second half of my Iceland trip!
The Golden Circle refers to the popular day-trip route to some of Iceland’s most famous natural wonders. On the left is Silfra, a glacial lake that runs between the North American and European tectonic plates (and the location of my Icelandic scuba dive!) and on the right is Geysir, the geysir for which all geysirs were named (is there a more elegant way to state that fact?)
During our road trip I made my mom stop the car approximately a billion times so I could get out and photograph the majestic Icelandic horses that lined the road. It smacked a bit of my highland cow obsession from years past, frankly.
It involved 75lbs. of scuba gear and 35°F water, but scuba diving in Iceland was worth it. I can’t wait to share more photos and stories from this unique and surreal dive!
In one of those “Is this really my life?” moments, we went snowmobiling on a glacier. Nothing I can say to make that any cooler.
And finally, images from a whale watching trip in which the actual whale sightings were a bit underwhelming but the boat trip was serene.
I can’t wait to share more about this trip! For now, which do you think should be Photo of the Week?