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Reykjavik in Photos

On an Icelandic Horse
Riding a strange, shrunken horse into a mossy canyon outside Reykjavik on a bright, bracing day with winter rolling in and a plate of minke whale waiting for you at day's end is tops. Doing so on three days' sleep deprivation is, in fact, hallucinatory, in a way that can only make sense in a naturally trippy country like Iceland.
Grass Roofed Houses
They say the reason Iceland has many houses covered in grass is due to the difficult climate. Before central heating was ever around this was how houses were kept well-insulated during the cold winter season.
Grass Roofed Houses Reykjavik  Iceland

Exploring Lava Fields
Exploring outside Reykjavik, Iceland
Exploring Lava Fields Reykjavik  Iceland

His And Her Choice For Drinks
First meal in Iceland and my husband picks the beer, I go for a Swiss Mocha
His And Her Choice For Drinks  Reykjavik  Iceland

Delicious Bread Bowl Soup
A few blocks from our hotel in Reykjavik was this amazing pub that had homemade fresh soup daily... It was beyond delicious
Delicious Bread Bowl Soup Reykjavik  Iceland

View from Hallgrimskirkju
One of the first things to do upon arriving in Reykjavik is take the elevator to the tower of the Hallgrimskirkju church tower to see 360 views of the city and landscape.
View from Hallgrimskirkju Reykjavik  Iceland

The Northern Lights and Rainbows
The Northern Lights have always been on my bucket list and during a six-day solo adventure in late October, I was lucky enough to see them and much more. On my first night in Reykjavik, the weather was pretty erratic--it was very cloudy and rainy--and I wasn't sure if my photo tour with Arctic Shots was going to happen. I was so happy that my guide said let's just go for it. We drove outside the city and went to a couple spots, but they didn't want to come out. Finally, we found the Northern Lights. I couldn't actually see the lights, just these forms moving about in the sky, but they appeared on my camera in bright green splashes and swirls under the right settings. It was so unreal, I could have stood outside in the bitter cold for hours taking photos. (Tip: Dress warmly and bring a good tripod, it can get really windy.)

At one point, I saw a really dark arc in the sky and asked "Is that a rainbow?" Apparently it's a super rare thing and now my guide is going to call me "rainbow girl."
The Northern Lights and Rainbows Reykjavik  Iceland

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