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Iceland: one year later

It’s been one year since I visited Iceland. One year ago this month, I was packing my bags and heading out to one of the most visually stunning trips ever.  From guestrooms, to hotel rooms , the bright sun to the shivery nights, I am grateful to have spent  two weeks in this glorious – almost other world – country. (View the posts here)

Back to school time usually means fresh starts and more adventure. But as I look back on the year gone by, it’s pretty incredible to think of where I’ve gone, what I’ve seen and who I’ve met. Thank you to everyone who helped make it possible, and who helped us along the journey. I certainly plan on another more excitment this “school year,” if you will.

As a little look back (or throwback), here are a few aerials from Iceland which I haven’t shared until now.

Drone operation via 7kphoto.com

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The view from above: Iceland

After almost four months, we’ve finally edited our video from Iceland.

Please have a watch, we’re very proud of it!

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Iceland: Blue Lagoon & Thorvaldsen Bazar (Pt. 8)

On my last full day in Iceland I enjoyed the Blue Lagoon – a geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík in southwestern Iceland.

I opted out for the standard ticket for the Blue Lagoon, which includes the Silica Mud Mask and entrance into the lagoon. We brought our own towels.

This was my second attempt applying the mask in the rain!

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My final duty in Iceland was to head to Reykjavík. I wanted to go to Thorvaldsen Bazar – one of the oldest shops in the city. They sell both machine-made and handmade wool sweaters. The woman who worked behind the counter helped me try a few on, and almost instantly I found the one I liked! Some of the proceeds from my purchase also went towards their sick children’s foundation. 

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Iceland: Reykjanes Peninsula (Pt. 7)

As we wind down our Iceland adventure, my second last day in the country was spent on the Reykjanes Peninsula, about one hour south of the capital Reykjavik.

Here you’ll find the “Bridge Between Continents,” otherwise known as the Mid Atlantic Ridge connecting the North American plate to the European one.

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In the same area, you’ll be able to see Reykjanesviti – Iceland’s oldest lighthouse. It serves as a landfall light for Reykjavík and Keflavík. The original lighthouse that stood in the late 1800s was destroyed by an earthquake. A new one was build in 1929.

A few more steps down the way is a memorial the Great Aux, was a flightless bird of the alcid family that became extinct.

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And while we were there, we also checked out the nearby geothermal areas. It was WINDY! Probably close to 80 km/hour. I had to take off my hat or else it would have blown away!

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Iceland: Snæfellsnes peninsula (Pt.6)

Day six in Iceland proved to be a lot of driving. We went from Blönduós to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, where we explored the national park.

While we were driving there, rain and heavy wind gusts rocked the car.

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But we finally made it to our destination – one of the largest attractions located in the park called Kirkjufell. Kirkjufell is a 463m high mountain on the north coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður, and is one of the most photographed landmarks!

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I feel the photos don’t do it justice. You must see it with your eyes!

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