Let me tell you about a magical place known as the land of fire and ice. The days are long this time of year (24 hours of light), the sun sets for 2 hours, only kissing the horizon, and rises again. The days were cold and wet, the weather as unpredictable no matter where on the island you are. One minute its raining side ways, the next it's beautiful with the sun breaking through. The wind can be harsh, and the cold bitter, and sometimes it can snow, but the views and experience are worth it. We saw countless waterfalls, volcanic craters, lava fields, bathed in many hot springs, and even a hot spring fed river (yes, a natural river of hot water). We camped every night, setting up and taking down camp in the rain, or waking up to the winds whipping the tent everywhich way. Constantly on the move, from sun up to...well..sun up, we drove, we stopped, we hiked, we explored, and made it out without any issues. It was an adventure for sure. With a couple thousand pictures to go through, stay tuned the next few weeks for a glimse into Iceland. Where legends are born, and the landscapes are surreal. .
This picture was taken in the geothermal area of Haukadalur, southwest Iceland, where the bubbling hot springs and mud pits cover this landscape. Geysir the oldest known European geyser, and where the word geyser stems from, is also found here. The water is 100-125 degrees celcius (boiling water and hotter).