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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Inspired By Iceland! (The Photo Recap)

I wrote a number of unpublished blogs and attempted to upload a number of videos whilst we were on our Icelandic excursion... but had issues with internet connectivity after the first few days and ended up not being able to upload more than photos to Facebook... and I uploaded A LOT.  So if you saw those, you pretty much have a good idea of what we did.

Now that we're back (and the internet is no longer working against me) I've been able to upload some of our original update videos which are not really relevant anymore. They cover the basic story.  I stuck them at the bottom of this blog... in case you're REALLY bored.  Yay.  

More importantly, back at my own fancy computer, I was able to go through my photos on a bigger screen and pick out some of my favorite non-people photos and get them into a blog so you can see some of the same incredible stuff we saw.  


My camera and shoddy camera skills can't really even capture everything I saw.  Plus a good number of these photos were shot from a moving car...but. Still.

Námafjall - It looks like Mars and smells like rotten eggs smothered in moldy athlete's foot.

Námafjall - Bubbling Boiling Mud Pools

Námafjall - A Stinky Stinky Fumarole

Jökulsárlón - Glacial Lakes

Jökulsárlón - Blue Iceberg

Driving around Southern Iceland

Driving Around Southern Iceland

Vík í Mýrdal - Black Sand Beach - the Southernmost Tip of Iceland

Þingvellir - Continental Drifting

A touch of Lake Mývatn

Icelandic Moss - Actual Color!

The back side of  Eskifjördur - my dad's hometown.

Eskifjördur's waterfall (where we shot our travel update video #3!)

Some of us go to Húsavík for the whale watching... some of us go to Húsavík for a very unique museum... just sayin'.

Húsavík Church - a two minute walk from that extra special museum... just sayin'.

Icelandic Geese in Reykjavik

Icelandic Horses in Eskifjörður

Icelandic Sheep off to the side of a 4WD only road that we had to take to get to the waterfalls in North East Iceland.

Icelandic Spider... chillin near Skógafoss.

Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

Laki Lava Flow -  1783 the largest historic lava flow.

 Flowers Growing In Mountain Rocks.

Flowers Growing In Mountain Rocks.

Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

Driving around North Iceland to Akureyri. 

Reykjanes Fog

Planes over Reykjavik



Þingeyrarkirkja - the church my great, great, great, great, great grandfather - Ásgeir Einarsson - built.

The inside of Þingeyrarkirkja

The altar at Þingeyrarkirkja

So, that's it for now.  There were a couple other photos I remember taking that I liked, but I couldn't find them in my late night stupor to get it uploaded here. Maybe I'll find them later.  Maybe I'll keep them just for me.  In any case it was an amazing trip - filled with incredible sights, great family and awesome adventures.  

We'll be back.

And for those of you with time to kill... I present the recaps.  And fog.

Recap #2

Recap #3

Fast Movin' Fog


  1. I miss Iceland. I miss vacation.

  2. Now you've seen more of Iceland than I have, and I've had 31 years. Great pictures, by the way! (Really.)

  3. Thanks everyone!

    Siggi - that's how I feel about my cousins FROM Iceland - they've been in every state in the USA and driven across country twice... it's a much bigger feat than driving around Iceland and they've seen so much more than I have living here!

  4. Hello! I found you via Epiphanie. Your photos are gorgeous! The glacial lakes and blue lagoon photos are stunning (among others). What a beautiful country.

  5. I also found you via Epiphanie. I've always wanted to go to Iceland. Your photos have pushed it higher on my places to go list. Stunning photos! Thanks for sharing. Nikki in CH

  6. Briel79 & Nikki - Thanks so much for visiting! I'm glad you liked the photos. I'm being honest when I say the photos do not do that country justice. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, go! go! go!!!

    (Just go in the summer - the skies are mostly blue and the grass is green... you can go in the winter too, but it would mostly be an all white wonderland and driving around the island is sometimes impossible.)


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