Posts Tagged ‘nature’

My first self-designed tattoo! John’s name spelled in molecules. 🐝⚛️💛

Done, as always, by the immensely talented Gillian Turner Ink.

(Her name is Bee Arthur.)

Travelling the whole of Iceland, where I’ve never seen such an astounding diversity of landscapes on such a small island. On a single drive, you can pass through everything from volcanoes to glaciers, forests to waterfalls, black sand beaches, and everything in between.

Our trip took us from Reykjavik -> Akureyri -> Godafoss -> The Golden Circle -> Dettifoss -> Myvatn -> Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon -> Vik -> Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach -> Dyrholaey Arch -> the Blue Lagoon -> Reykjavik -> home!

On our last full day, we travelled to the one part of the Iceland I’d most anticipated seeing — the black sand beaches south of the village of Vík.

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Putting the “ice” in Iceland.

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The (oxymoronically titled) Diamond Circle is a popular tourist route in northern Iceland, encompassing the town of Húsavík, Ásbyrgi Canyon, Lake Mývatn and the Dettifoss waterfall. We could easily have spent several days here, but – with only one available to us – we opted to do the latter half of the circle; and in the process, visited some of the most spectacular sights of our entire trip.

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Our great road trip begins, taking us from Reykjavik all the way to Akureyri in northern Iceland.

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The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route looping from Reykjavik into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. The three primary stops are the geothermal area in Haukadalur which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur, the Gullfoss waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park.

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