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The long waited trip to Iceland now is over. Left the country with tears in my eyes and now I’m planing my way back. Why with tears in my eyes? Fell in love with the country, everything seemed so perfect, even the smell of sulfur.

On the way from the airport to Reykjavik, couldn’t stop staring outside the window and all I could think was – Iceland does not look like earth, more like a moon or other planet, definitely not earth. Nature is in charge, especially volcanos, endless moss covered lava fields and no trees to be seen for hours while driving. 

Have to mention the weather is ever changing! One moment there is sun and rainbows everywhere if happen to be around one of many waterfalls – pretty magical! And another moment – hello blizzard! As I knew about dramatic weather changes before, I was prepared and enjoyed the beauty of Iceland in different conditions, weatherproof jacket and shoes are must if traveling in winter months or could end up pretty soaked after visiting waterfalls, they are impressive.

Gljúfrabúi Waterfall iceland

Gljúfrabúi waterfall. My favorite and it’s hidden. Just a few minutes walk from Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Gullfoss iceland

Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most popular tourist attractions.

Skógafoss waterfall iceland

Skógafoss waterfall. Visisted this place twice, the first time the sun was out and everything was green and beautiful rainbows turned this place into a fairytale.

Skógafoss iceland

The same waterfall, just 2 days before. Was able to see where the rainbow starts and where it ends – no golden pots! They lied!

Icelandic people can be proud of having the cleanest water in the world. To drink cold tap water in Iceland is normal and it’s super hard to find still bottled water on shop shelves. Impossible mission! Hot water can have a bit unpleasant smell while showering, but ohh, how soft skin is after the shower! Geothermal water done magic to my skin – no need for a body cream! Definitely, one of many things I miss and the list is long… Geothermal energy is used very wisely from heating almost 90% of homes and to grow bananas in the greenhouse, not to mention cook the food without using stove. I was told it’s possible to grow anything in their greenhouses as it’s easy to create tropical conditions.

icelandic horse iceland

Icelandic horse. Never ever call Icelandic horse a pony! Trouble guaranteed!

More about activities and the ice part in the next post 🙂

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