A Travellerspoint blog

Chasing Ice!

Adventures in Iceland from Above, Below and In Between!

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From my first visit to Iceland, it was clear that I would no longer be satisfied living a sedentary life. There is something about the land of Fire & Ice that just captivates me! Could it be the cosmic wonder of the northern lights, the fact that it sits on a "hot spot"...or is it something in between, like the dramatic landscapes, charming towns or the people? Whatever it is, Iceland is very alluring. So you can imagine my contentment when I came across photos of fantastically blue ice caves on the internet, and discovered they can be found in Vatnajökull National Park, the largest glacier in Iceland. After some research, I was fortunate to find a company, Goecco Expeditions http://www.goecco.com/ that provided two day "Chasing Ice" winter tours from Reykjavik, so I immediately booked what was certain to be an extraordinary experience.

First stop, Reykjavik!!!!!!!!!!

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My first two days were spent in the picturesque town of Reykjavik. Talk about walking in a winter wonderland!

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Next, it's off for an unforgettable two day tour of the South Coast's black sand beach, waterfalls, "Batman" lava tubes, ice caves and glacier walk!

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Literally the coolest thing i ever did!!
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Ice caves are a truly mesmerizing wonder of nature!
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Followed by an evening of northern lights dancing in the sky...
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The next adventure took me to the Reykjanes Peninsula, sea cliffs and the bridge between two continents.

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My week in Iceland concluded where my love affair with her began, at Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir will always hold a special place in my heart. It was there I discovered my passion for traveling the world, photography, Iceland and a joie de vivre! You only have one life to live, so let adventure guide you. Life begins and the end of your comfort zone!

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One day, I will look back at all of this and smile, because it was life, and I decided to LIVE IT!

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Posted by HappyWanderer 08:06 Archived in Iceland Tagged landscapes iceland thingvellir ice_caves Comments (0)

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