After a few years of saying “someday…” our little family packed our bags and visited Iceland in April of 2009. We left New York in the dark of night and landed at Keflavik airport nearly six hours later under a red sunrise. The landscape on the 40 minute drive from the airport to Reykjavik was unlike anything I’d ever seen before. It was strangely lunar and ruggedly beautiful.
While in Iceland, we hiked along and behind waterfalls, super jeep-ed and walked on black sand beaches, visited Geysir, and drove on a glacier. On the flip side, we luxuriated in the geothermal delight that is the Blue Lagoon and strolled the streets of charming Reykjavik. It was an amazing trip that I often think about. In many ways it feels like a dream.
I came home wishing that everyone could see this naturally beautiful country and at the same time selfishly wanting people to stay away so as not to spoil it.
With the country firmly planted in the news following the eruption of the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull, my thoughts are again of Iceland.
Blog Posts About Our Trip to Iceland:
- Non-Motorcycle: Photos From Our Trip to Iceland – April 2009
- Motorcycle Photo: Icelandic Motorcyclists on the Road
- Iceland: Super-Jeep, Black Sand, Waterfalls and Glaciers
- Visiting Iceland: Photographs from The Blue Lagoon spa outside of Reykjavik
- Visiting Iceland: A Day trip to Gullfoss and Geysir
- Visiting Iceland: Assorted Photographs from Reykjavik
- Visiting Iceland: Our Arrival at Keflavik and on to Reykjavik
- Visiting Iceland: Day Trip to Thingvellir National Park
- Iceland: The Fuzz's Motorbike
- Non-Moto: The Ice Woman Cometh
More Photos, Posts and Links from our Iceland Trip: