Thursday, 19 February 2015

An Icelandic photo diary


Hey Guys,

Today I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful photos I have captured from my recent trip to Iceland. This place is utterly breathtaking and the views I have seen are just incredible. As many of you may know I'm not well travelled so this was all a very new experience for me, however get me on another plane.. NOW. I think I might have the travel bug.

DAY1: After arriving at Keflavík airport, we proceeded to go in search for our hire car. Having a car is a lifesaver, I don't think I witnessed one bus over the duration of our stay, albeit there were bus stops. ( heck, when temperatures reach in excess of -8 who wants to be standing at a bus stop).
Next stop our house. I can only say WOW it was beautiful and the owner welcomed us into her home as if it were our own, we even had our very own Jacuzzi.




DAY 2: Today was the day we headed out to explore, we took the long, yet totally worth it trip to the national park in Iceland. Getting here was a slight nightmare, its safe to say Icelandic weather can rapidly change. One minute we were driving along a road with the sun beaming in through the windows, then the next thing we knew there was a massive snow blizzard and we literally couldn't even see an inch in front of the car. I was totally scared, but we made it and got through to the other end. YAY. 
Next stop was to the Geysir in south of Iceland, where we viewed sprouting hot springs. As you can see the water shoots around 70 metres in the air, and I managed to capture the process of this on camera which looked pretty cool. Finally that day, we headed out to Gulfoss where we witnessed the most beautiful waterfall ever. It was so incredible, I think it looked even more amazing covered in snow. I may have had a slight accident and fell most of the way back down the steps. Luckily I was uninjured, however I cannot say the same for my dignity. 












DAY 3: We headed out to Selijalandsfoss, not before the satnav decided to take us on a wild goose chase, where we ended up in the middle of a random farm. We viewed another beautiful waterfall, this time it was possible to actually walk around the back of the waterfall.





DAY 4 : On our last day we headed into the capital of Iceland where we were all excited to visit the hallgrímskirkja church. The architecture involved in this building is phenomenal and I am so glad we were able to visit. Inside was again just as impressive. They had a man playing the organ, the sound was totally mesmerising and I just watched for at least 15 minutes. After wondering around the city and having lunch in a quirky burger bar, we headed out to the tourist spot that is the Blue lagoon. This is based on plenty of natural hot springs around Iceland, however this is probably one of the main tourist attractions. Initially getting into a bikini before you step foot in the water is soooo cold you wonder what you are doing with your life, yet it is so worth it when you get in. The water is that hot that if you then stand up in the -8 degrees you literally do not feel cold at all.






I have literally had the most amazing time visiting Iceland and had so many laughs with such an awesome group of friends.

Let me know if any of you have visited Iceland or if you would like to?

Love Jess x






20 comments:

  1. Wooow, these pictures are just absolutely stunning!
    I really want to travel to Iceland one day, as well ☺


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  2. Wow. What amazing photos. I am very envious I would LOVE to visit Iceland. You're right the architecture of the Church is amazing, something so unlike what we have here in London & Europe!

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  3. Iceland looks goregous! Thanks for sharing these amazing photos!! I've only been to Puerto Rico, but I'm hoping to travel all over.
    -Lauren-lee
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  4. I am SO jealous! Iceland is my dream place, forget beaches and the sun, I want a nordic life!

    Annabel ♥
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  5. I have always wanted to go to Iceland but you have just made me want to go even more! These photographs are really beautiful. what camera did you use?

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  6. Wow, this is really impressive! How did you manage not to freeze?! Seriously!
    I've wanted to visit iceland since I'm like 11 - and now seeing your pictures, I remember why. XD
    So cool! Keep up the good work with your blog. ;)

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  7. Randomly found your blog and can’t express how I like it! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

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  8. All beautiful!! xx

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  9. wow!! cold places are fascinating..and so much snow!!! amazing photos.. i need to go there sooner rather than later!!

    xx from Italy
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  10. that's so cool, your photos are gorgeous!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle

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  11. Your photos are gorgeous! I'd love to visit Iceland - it looks stunning :)
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  12. wow these photos are awesome!! :D

    xx
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  13. Okay, the photos are stunning. But I got absolutely obsess with the little metal detail on the chair of the first photo. Agh, love it!!

    Much much love, N.
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  14. your photos are amazing and Iceland looks so beautiful..definitely want to visit the country <3

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  15. Oh my gosh I want to be there NOW! It all looks so amazing.

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  16. Oh wow - this is absolutely gorgeous, your photos are so, so lovely and it looks like such a wonderful place to visit…..definitely on one of my places to go! :)

    Layla xx

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  17. Those are amazing photos. I have now added Iceland to my list of places I would love to travel to. There are so many beautiful shots it's hard to pick a favourite, but I really love the tenth photo and the second last one! I really enjoyed this post. Thank you:)

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