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Photos of Iceland – Awesome Iceland Landscapes to Inspire Wanderlust

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Living and working in the city, my daily landscape consists of skyscrapers (my office is on the 38th floor), concrete and lots of traffic on the commute.  When I travel, I feel that I can breathe and relax in the landscapes of mountains, coastlines and greenery. I can savor the wonder of nature through waterfalls, parks and animals.  Traveling allows me to jump off the hamster wheel of daily routine sleep, eat, work, gym, rinse, repeat.  This week’s #FriFotos on twitter is all about landscapes so after shoveling close to ten inches of snow today in Philadelphia, I’m reminded of Iceland where surprisingly they had no snow on my November visit (lots of rain) but the landscapes were still amazing.

Photos of Iceland – Awesome Landscapes to Inspire Wanderlust

Photos of Iceland Geyser Park - featured in What's On Reykjavik Jan2015
Geyser aftermath and included in the What’s On Reykjavik January 2015 edition (which was awesome!)

Photos of Iceland – The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle – a full day out with SuperJeep we encountered history, geysers, glaciers and snowmobiling.  Fueled by cookies, I had an incredible experience seeing the various landscapes of Iceland.

Photos of Iceland Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland Golden Circle
Gullfoss Waterfall with a touch of Instagram magic

Photos of Iceland Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier Iceland Golden Circle
Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier was great fun and worth the added cost

Photos of Iceland – The South Coast

The South Coast of Iceland – Spending the day outside of Reykjavik with GeoIceland, we visited many waterfalls, a black sand beach and glaciers.  It was a foggy, rainy day but that didn’t deter us (I’d love to see this area in the summer sun with blue skies and green landscapes).

Photos of Iceland Skogafoss Iceland South Coast
Skogafoss along Iceland’s South Coast
Photos of Iceland South Coast Iceland Ring Road
No traffic on the South Coast tour of Iceland
photos of iceland South Coast Iceland cliffs coastline
The South Coast of Iceland – nearest land ahead is Antarctica
Photos of Iceland Sea Stacks Fog Black Sand Beach Iceland Reynisfjara
The Sea Stacks in the foggy distance on the black sand beach of Reynisfjara made for a memorable photo of Iceland

Photos of Iceland – Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a small easy to navigate city.  Unlike my daily “city” view of skyscrapers, concrete and traffic, Reykjavik consisted of cute colorful houses, a waterfront and few cars.

Photos of Iceland Colorful houses of Reykjavik Iceland
Colorful Houses of Reykjavik
Photos of Iceland -Reykjavik view of harbour
Happy to see the harbour and water – first time all weekend in Reykjavik

Final Thoughts – Photos of Iceland

Iceland was such a surprising country full of incredible landscapes that captured my eye, my heart and my memories.  Photos can only show so much, it is about how the views make you feel when you first encounter them.  Awe and wonder were a few emotions I had upon seeing black sand beaches in the fog, waterfalls in the rain and snowmobiling on a glacier.  One of my favorite Iceland landscapes was the unforgettable night chasing the Northern Lights – I may not have the best photos (woefully ignorant on camera manual settings) but I have incredible memories of experiencing the lights that no photo can ever properly capture.

Photos of Iceland - The Northern Lights Iceland Reykjavik
The Northern Lights Iceland Reykjavik – one of my favorite photos of Iceland and the most difficult to take


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