Iceland

I can’t begin to describe the feeling of travelling. For so long I had no words for anything. I had thoughts but as soon as I went to write, nothing. But that’s life sometimes. It comes in waves. 

I’ve had such a lifechanging experience these last six weeks, but mostly just this week alone. This whole time it’s felt as if a dream, and then on the plane to Iceland everything hit me. “Wow, this is it.” I’m not sure why it took so long, or why at that point in time it hit me but I’m so glad it did.

I can’t begin to describe Iceland. There are honestly not enough words. It is incredible, breathtaking & lifechanging but I’m not sure why. I just love everything about it. Maybe it’s the weather? The people are hands down the nicest people I’ve ever met.

Freezing cold in the whale museum, my clothes are saturated. A staff member approaches me with some gloves. “We have a lost property box, and someone has left these behind about a year ago a they haven’t been claimed. I’m not sure if they’re clean but you can have them if you like.” I’d been standing there for about 30 minutes trying to build up the courage to face the weather again, only this time head on, but it just wasn’t happening. The wind was insane, pushing me in the opposite direction, and the rain, cold needles of water hitting my face. I’ve never laughed so hard at myself. Literally, the whole 40 minute walk to the museum I couldn’t stop giggling. Here I am with almost every piece of clothing from my suitcase on my back & I’m so warm but soaking wet. People are in 66° north jackets, the North Face waterproof coats & boots. Meanwhile, novice Aussie girl has thermal pants with cropped jeans, converses, with a thermal long sleeved top, thermal singlet, a long sleeve top and a jacket with a $5 cotton on beanie.  Prepared? I think not. My ankles were freezing to say the least. Those gloves saved my life for the walk home. I couldn’t say thank you enough to the young girl.

Not only the people, but the landscape and the countryside. There’s never a dull moment. There’s so many mountainous areas which are breathtaking (and photos don’t do them justice!) I was lucky enough to see the “Golden Circle” and what a day it was. Four seasons within eight hours, it was incredible.

If you ever have the chance to go, please, please I urge you.

Kerio Volcanic Crater
Gullfoss Waterfall
Pingvellir National Park

And I hope you love it as much as I did.

xxx

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