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 – 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 – 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 – 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.
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.