Heyyyyyo! I’ve had a few requests from you guys that you’re wanting to see some of our pics from Iceland! I have so many amazing recipes I’ve been working on and wanting to share with you, but I’ll push pause on those for a quick second and show you a little peek of our trip.
Photos are all unedited because “aint nobody got time for that” and also because Iceland just doesn’t need much editing. At all. It’s really not necessary.
So, let’s do a super quick little tour – cool??
We rented a little car from a company called “Rent a Wreck”. No joke. The car was 1/3 of the price of any other rentals I could find and other than it making an awful noise between a few gears and not having an E-Brake, old Sal treated us real well! I’m not going to say I highly recommend the company, but if you’re looking for cheap, it might be the way to go…
One member of our party was continuously requesting we find him a cave and the other member….was…apathetic towards that idea? I’ll let you figure out who is who.
By the end of the trip we were so over waterfalls. That sounds really depressing and gloomster of us, but a waterfall in iceland is like seeing a cornfield in Nebraska. They’re just kinda everywhere! There are a couple that are blow your face off amazing, and those we made sure to hit, but your old run of the mill side of the road waterfall didn’t impress us after the first 2,000 😉
We hiked back maybe 3/4 of a mile to an old abandoned geothermal pool one night and it was quite the experience! Most of the attractions in Iceland are so interesting because it just feels like you’re walking on someone’s land or backyard but then, TADA! A natural wonder!
Good old Sal – look how full to the brim she was!!
Okay, these little guys were the cutest. They were e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e along with the icelandic horses, but I never got tired of seeing them.
One second it feels like you’re driving on the moon or mars and then you come around a corner and you’re in canyons or surrounded by waterfalls or gorges or maybe the lake or ocean! I think there were maybe 5 or 6 drastic scenery changes throughout the trip – and iceland is tiny!! The red outline below would be Iceland on top of Texas… woah.
Just some casual reading.
On our second to last night camping we stumbled on a really awesome campground. By this point I was basically done sleeping outside in a tent due to being mind numbingly cold every night (I guess my body has officially acclimated to Texas weather). But, the campsite had a greenhouse that they let you sleep inside, so we were ecstatic about that right away! The campsite was also a working vegetable farm so the owner let us pick any vegetables we wanted and make a tasty dinner – such a welcome change to have some fresh produce.
Aaaaaaaand here we are as superheroes. It took us almost an hour to get into those suits, then off we went into the frigid waters of the Silfra Fissure – a crack between the North American and Eurasian plates! A bit spendy, but definitely once in a lifetime and a great experience.
There’s your little snippet for today! Coming Monday are some harvest veggie and cheese enchiladas that you’re not gonna wanna miss… trust me!