Monday, 10 April 2017

Iceland - The Return


Well we have just got back form another trip to Iceland - we are addicted!

However, this time we took my Mum & Dad - to help celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.

And what better way to do it than to mark the occasion by driving around the golden circle - and a few other places there as well.

It was a 10 day driving holiday around the south and west of the country. We started our trip by driving from Keflavik to Vik, via the coast road, where we spent a couple of days inspecting the south of the country - glacial lagoons etc. We then headed up into the Golden Circle to take in the spectacle of Geysir, Gullfoss and þingvellir. After a few days there we headed even further up into the west of the country to the Snæfellsjökull national park where we stayed at Stykkishólmur. Then finally we headed all the way back to the South and stayed in Stokkseyri where we could easily drive into Reykjavik.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of images I have taken. Over the next few weeks I will intersperse my usual posts with ones about the trip we took, the food we eat and cooked, the places we visited, things seen and done. But here is just a taster.......



I seemed to spend a lot of time just staring at ice.........




Lots of ice .......    
                           
                                                I haven't altered these images to black and white it really was like this!




It's everywhere - but when you can get away from the crowds (it was so busy here this time!) and just stand and listen  - the quiet is so beautiful.

To visit some of the very popular sights, we got up at 6 am - we had Geysir and Gullfoss to ourselves and the sunrise - magical!



I seem to have an awful lot of pictures of my parents taking pictures!!!!!

That's it for now but there will be more to come!

Have a great start to your week
Love Lizx