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Blue Lagoon Iceland

29th December 2014
blue lagoon

As luck would have it, the day we marked out to spend at the Blue Lagoon had the worst weather. This meant I didn’t feel guilty at the prospect of lazing around for hours at all!

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and one of Iceland’s most well known tourist traps. Whilst the water does naturally come out the ground hot, the spa isn’t considered fully natural as it has been drilled to expand it to the large resort we see today. The water is mineral rich giving it the amazing blue colour it’s famous for. Natural and full of tourists or not, I was beyond excited to visit.


Silfra Fissure – Snorkelling Between Two Continents In Iceland

29th December 2014

On our second day in Iceland we drove into Thingvellir national park, to the Silfra fissure. Throughout the park you can see where earthquakes and eruptions have moulded the landscape. Silfra is a fissure which sits between two tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian).

Despite it being late December and below freezing outside, we decided to join a snorkelling trip. You read that right. Snorkelling in the middle of Winter. In 2 degree water (although it was -10 outside).


Iceland’s South Coast – Vík

28th December 2014

The last stop on our mini Iceland South coast road trip was Vík, the Southernmost village with a population of just circa 290. Famous for it’s black sand beach Reynisfjara, which I had looked forward to seeing ever since I first thought about going to Iceland.

It was by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Volcanic basalt columns line the cliffs and extend from the sea, the basalt also giving the beach it’s black sand. When we went, it was a clear day and the moon was visible, making for a spectacular polar night sun set, the sky filled with vibrant purples and pinks for a short time before the sun began to set fully.


Sólheimajökull Glacier, Iceland

28th December 2014

A lot of people say they had their heart set on a wedding venue since childhood. A particular church or place which they dreamed about. I never had that and can honestly say that when we hiked along Sólheimajökull in 2014, at no point did I ever imagine we would get married there!

It was one of the most beautiful places I had ever been, but weddings were not on the agenda. I was desperate to get a glimpse of that beautiful blue ice I had seen in photos and nature documentaries.


Iceland’s South Coast – Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss

28th December 2014
Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss

Wanting to make the most of the available daylight, we set off again under the cover of darkness. Hoping to arrive at our first destination just before sunrise. We drove along Iceland’s ring road -route 1- along the South coast and towards the East. Our destination: Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

The sky was coloured shades of purples and pinks as the sun began to rise below the horizon. I don’t know why but the sunrises and sunsets during the polar nights are so beautiful and often very colourful.


Arriving In Iceland

27th December 2014
Iceland Winter road trip

On Boxing day we boarded our IcelandAir jet from Heathrow to Keflavik airport in Iceland. A month before we had seen the Northern lights, whales and stunning polar night sunrises in Tromsø, Norway. I had almost no expectations and felt excited to be setting off for our Iceland Winter road trip.

We didn’t know then we would fall in love with the country. Return to drive 2000 miles around it. Come back a further four times and then fly our loved ones over to get married there.