I've been avoiding writing this blog post for sometime now. Why? Because Iceland was and still is my ultimate travel destination; my dream place to travel. I've wanted to hold these memories in for as long as possible - squeeze them into my memory. When Jerome surprised me with the trip for my birthday, I had no idea how to react.
We rented a car and drove the entire 'Ring Road' which is the highway that does around all of Iceland. It was an insane amount of driving, and my husband was the lone driver, but it was worth it. He let me go to - most - of the places on my list, and I had a freaking long list of places I wanted to see. We saw over 30 waterfalls, and we ain't complaining!
Everywhere you look there's something beautiful. We had to pull over so many times because either I wanted to photograph something or Jerome wanted to take video of another thing. Our daily drives to our planned destinations were always hours more than we planned because of all the stops we made along the way.
On this trip I shot with my husband's Sony A7S, and looking back now, I wish I brought a higher megapixel camera with higher resolution. My photos aren't the greatest quality which really bums me out, but hey, that just means we have to go back!
Something I really wanted to do was get up close to Icelandic horses. On the first day we saw horses but we couldn't get close to them because they were on a farm and I didn't want to trespass. Little did we know that on our second day there we would be swarmed by horses on a road while driving. It's one of my fondest memories of our trip because I'm terrified of horses and it was just so hilarious.
We set out to see the Sólheimasandur plane crash and it was such a long walk. I was so annoyed at how long the walk was because we spent everyday walking miles and miles and I guess I was just worn out. We made it to the plane just in time for magic hour, so appropriately, it was magical.
We went to see glaciers at a glacier lagoon, but it was so foggy that we thought for sure we wouldn't be able to see anything exciting. But it was absolutely beautiful. I've never seen glaciers or icebergs before, and I was just so amazed. They were so blue even through the thick fog.
It was very windy, pretty cold, and exhausting, but after our first day there we couldn't wait to book our next trip there. I already have a new list of places that I'm super pumped to see.
This post is just an overview of our trip I guess. I'm not sure if I'll do a more in-depth post, but we'll see. Iceland was my favourite trip I've ever been on. I'm so blessed to have a husband who's able to take me to my dream destinations.