The road less traveled 🇮🇸 One of my favorite ways to plan out what to go see and do on a trip is to read TONS of blogs from other travelers to find the less well known, even "secret" spots! This came in especially handy in Iceland where the "known" spots were super crowded with other tourists. What is one of your best travel tips?! Please share! ✨
Since summer is in full swing here in Iceland 💙 im excited to share with you guys some of my favourite moments from the winter❄ So many great memories and fun projects☺ Cant wait to do the same this summer 🌈
Photo by @benjaminhardman
Iceland is filled with interesting rock sculptures, lava formations, volcanoes and mountains of all shapes and sizes. In the Westfjords you can find high table-top mountains with narrow fjords in between but the mountains by the fjords in the east of the country are more rugged and harsh.
The mountains in the Westfjords are older (about 10-16 million years old) and have been shaped through thousands of years of carrying heavy glaciers and battling with the natural elements, polishing off the rough edges. Younger mountains that have been formed when two tectonic plates crash into each other are rougher on the edges.
Most Icelanders have their favourite mountain and some mountains are more known then others. The highest mountain in Iceland is Hvannadalshnjúkur on top of Vatnajökull glacier, in the southeast corner of the country.
Eyjafjallajökull, in the south of Iceland, is arguably the most internationally famous mountain in Iceland after its volcanic eruption in 2010 – but every Icelander knows names such as Herðubreið (a mountain in the north-east of Iceland).
Many feature in folk tales or poetry and often there’s a special bond between a person and their local mountain and everyone will disagree on what is the most beautiful mountain in the country.
Reykjavík’s signature mountain is Esjan, that can be reached in 20-25 minutes by car from the city centre. You can also take the bus to Esjan, and if you want to hike to the top, it only takes about 2 hours (one way!)
Morning, here's a lovely black triangular house at #selfoss - hopefully going to a thermal bath later - sadly the Blue Lagoon is fully booked so going to try a lesser known one (still it's good to have something new to look forward to if I was going to return) - hope you are all having a good week so far 👍
Hengifoss, Egilsstadir, Iceland - Surely one of the most breathtaking waterfall I've ever seen. The chemical oxidation process of basalt with lava rich in iron gave birth to this red stripes of minerals. 118 meters of stunning spectacle
La cascada #Gullfoss (su nombre en islandés significa "cascada dorada") es una de las paradas más impresionantes del Círculo Dorado. Una cascada de 30m que se precipita con gran violencia y crea esta maravillosa estampa💙