Europe

Iceland Photo Diary

Iceland is an outstandingly beautiful country which took my breath away on multiple occasions. I’d dreamt for so long about visiting that I couldn’t quite believe it when I had finally arrived, I kept pinching myself and squealing inwardly asking myself whether I was really in Iceland. A country so unlike any other that I’d been to before, so different from my home country and one that I’d seen so many photos of that I could barely believe I was now seeing it with my own eyes. A mythical place where elves and fairies still exist, where the mesmerising Northern lights light up the winter’s sky and where the midnight sun lights up the summer days for 24 hours. A few of my highlights included marvelling at the Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon, bathing in the Blue Lagoon until my skin looked like prunes, standing in two continents at once and the belittling experience of taking in the waterfalls. I left in the knowledge that I would one day return and road trip around the whole country.

If you’re going soon I would highly recommend hiring a car and travelling the whole country, you could easily drive the ring road in a week and its the only way to really do Iceland justice. Make an Icelandic playlist with Sigur Rós, Sóley and Of Monsters and Men and fill the car with the ridiculously expensive but ridiculously delicious Omnom chocolate, the liquorice one being the Icelanders favourite. Stop along the way for fresh fish especially Arctic char which is so good and local Einstök beer. Watch the mesmerising scenery change from mountainous volcanoes to icy glaciers. Live and breath every sight and be enchanted as I was by this crazy beautiful country.

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Stephanie says:

June 9, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Oh my goodness – what beautiful and breathtaking photos.

Farfelue says:

June 10, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Thank you that means a lot

Paris by Friday says:

June 9, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Wow, Iceland is truly breathtaking! I’ve always wanted to visit because I’ve heard so many good things and seen so many incredible photographs like these, it looks like a place you could just forget about time in altogether. A place where you feel completely at peace with nature, just looking at the stunning white scenery and the beautiful bodies of water makes you feel so small yet so calm.

I hope you had a wonderful trip, from appearances it looks like it was definitely a memorable one.

With love ♥︎ » Paris by Friday

Farfelue says:

June 10, 2015 at 11:29 pm

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely comment. It is indeed just as you described it. I imagine it would be even more surreal under the blanket of winter snow . Boy I want to return in every season

Marina @ Garlands in Paris says:

June 9, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Gorgeous photos- I almost couldn’t tell where one ends and the next begins! I also dream of going to Iceland. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

Farfelue says:

June 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm

Thank you so much I hope you get to visit soon it’s an incredible country – yes I know what you mean it’s probably because of all of the white

Just Emma says:

June 10, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Oh mon dieu, tes photos sont magnifiques!
je crois que je vais passer ma soirée à explorer ton blog ! <3

Farfelue says:

June 10, 2015 at 11:23 pm

Merci beaucoup ça me rend très contente – j’espère que les prochaines postes te plaisent :)

Sheena Rasmussen says:

June 17, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Hi Faye! Very lovely post and nice blog in general. Looking at your pictures I have the feeling that we were in Iceland at almost the same time. I was there in May, how about you? Maybe our paths crossed without us even knowing :-) Hope life is beautiful!
Best wishes
Sheena

Farfelue says:

June 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Hello Sheena, yes I too was there in May – that could well have been the case! Thank you for your sweet wishes. Hope you loved Iceland as much as I did.