Finally, some Iceland pictures! I apologize beforehand for the long time this post shall probably load, but I’ve tried my best to minimize the pictures as well as possible. There are just tons of them, sorry not sorry. As I took a lot of pictures I will probably make a shitload of posts about Iceland. I know you probably won’t mind but you know, just a head’s up ;)
Anyway, Iceland! Going to Iceland has been a long time dream of mine. I’m not sure where it started, maybe when about 10 years ago I started to follow an Icelandic photographer on Flickr? I loved her pictures and was getting slightly obsessed with all the alienesque and breathtaking landscapes in her photographs. I think I also basically reblogged every Iceland picture on Tumblr there is… I needed to go there! So it took a long time, but I finally did it. There were a lot of reasons why it took so long, but basically the most important reason for me was that I had heard you can only see the beautiful landscape by car. There are no trains in Iceland, obviously, and public transport is so-so. Since I have no driver’s licence (nor probably ever will have one) or a friend that was interested in Iceland as well, it seemed like it would be something for the future. And also it’s expensive, the plane ticket would be fairly expensive, sleeping there, the food, everything! As a part time barista, you can imagine that I don’t have a lot of money. So Iceland just had to wait…
But at the end of this year, the travel bug started to itch again. But I just didn’t know where to go. At one pointed I wanted to go WWOOF-ing in Ireland, but realized that might take a little more time to plan than I had. So, what about Iceland? After some thought and research I decided to go there and I’m so glad I did! I’ll spare you the details, but I managed to see a lot of things with some bus tours. This is kinda expensive, but luckily I had rented a cheap AirBnB room and cooked at ‘home’ every night. (Where would I be without the Bonus supermarket? My lord and saviour that week!). Also, renting a car on your own with no one to share the costs with, would probably have been as expensive anyway. And while Reykjavik is a cool, quirky little town, you have hardly seen Iceland if you just stay there!
So these pictures were taken on a first tour, to the south coast! I think this was one of my favourite places in Iceland, specially the black beaches near Vík. And the Mýrdalsjökull glacier! I love how Iceland just sometimes looks like another planet, or how there are so many different kinds of nature everywhere, sometimes it’s just a whole different area around every corner. On my way from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik, I was just glued to the bus’s window. What a magnificent landscape and I was just 5 minutes in the country! I remember there was some sort of weird bubbly, boiling water near some beach as well. And steam, lots of steam. I was definitely mesmerized, and my trip was just about to start!