Putting the “ice” in Iceland.

My contribution to the guestbook at our cabin the woods. Because I cannot resist a terrible pun.

Aaaaaaaand there it is. I think I have a near-identical shot of Linds sleeping for approximately every trip we’ve ever taken together, haha.

It’s basically become a tradition.

Jökulsárlón: a glacier lagoon in the southeast of Iceland, situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.

It developed into the deepest lake in Iceland after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, and has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the glaciers.

Jökulsárlón has been the setting for two Bond movies (A View to a Kill and Die Another Day) as well as Batman Begins and (most significant to me and my backpack) Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

This was also the day I gouged the top of my finger off trying to loosen a frozen deadbolt in one of the toilets. Look out for the plaster in every subsequent photo, haha.

Suddenly: seals! Living up their reputation as dogs of the sea, the group of them were super playful.

Leave space for Jesus. 😂

A quick trip to Vatnajökull National Park in Skaftafell before we drove back to Reykjavik for the night.

The hike to Svartifoss.

Svartifoss is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name: the Black Falls.

Our final fosselfie! Alas, we were foss’d out after this one since we’d pretty much seen all of the most impressive waterfalls the country had to offer and anything after them would be a surefire disappointment.

These are the sorts of basalt commons reflected in the architecture of the Hallgrímskirkja church.

That evening’s accommodation: a lavish Airbnb in Reykjavik where our lovely host, Solveigh, had prepared a cheese board with grapes and wine to celebrate us being her first ever guests. Lucky us!

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