Fire & Ice…the return

After being sidelined from traveling for a year, and having to reschedule our previous trip, we were so looking forward to getting back to travel adventures. With our vaccine cards in hand and negative Covid tests complete, we were off to explore. Iceland was exactly what we needed.

On this visit to Iceland, we spent 11 days, putting over 2000 miles on the rental car, traveling the ring road and the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Highlights of the trip included: hunkering down in our cottage on a horse farm in a storm with 40mph wind gusts,

a whale watching excursion where we saw a humpback and several pods of pilot whales,

Jubilee the humpback whale

conquering the roads of the eastern fjords with their high, narrow passes and no guardrails,

Eastern fjords of Iceland

taking an upgraded “private boat” tour in the glacier lagoon,

hiking to the active volcano,

Fagradalsfjall

gazing at countless waterfalls,

Skogafoss Waterfall
Gljúfrabúi Waterfall
Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
Skógá Trail/Waterfall Way

soaking in geothermal pools,

Blue Lagoon

seeing the northern lights for the first time ever,

and being tortured by Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habbits on repeat due to an apparent lack of songs to play.

The best part of the trip though was getting to spend time on this adventure with Jason celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. There is no one else out there who would put up with pb&j car sandwiches and jam packed days cramming in as much sightseeing as one possibly can during daylight hours. Time to start planning the next adventure.

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