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“The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.”  ― Cheryl Strayed Most of Iceland remains wild, and untamed, and that is a good thing. As humans, in this era of convenience, it’s refreshing to be in a place like this; a place where we… Read More

“There was an ocean above us, held in by a thin sac that might rupture and let down a flood at any second.”  ― Stephen King Mýrdalssandur is a massive outwash plain just east of the town of Vik, on Iceland’s south coast. The Ring Road enters this area after a short run along the mountains near Vik. I have never seen anything like this and at first had no idea what I… Read More

“The stars looked down at me from infinite space. We are tiny, they said, but you are insignificant.”  ― Shane Maloney On the first day of my Iceland trip, something that came to my attention, almost immediately, was the incredible contrast in scale between the land itself and man-made things, particularly houses, which seem so insignificant against the mass of rock and ice that surrounds them. Here, a farm which has guest cottages,… Read More

“Sunlight will always follow in a clouds wake.”  ― Anthony T. Hincks One of the aspects of Iceland that I enjoyed most was that nothing lasts very long. It does not rain all day, nor snow all day, sunshine comes and goes, and the clouds above shift and morph by the minute. Oh, the clouds and light of Iceland, they are simply unbelievable. Clouds come in layers, each layer with a mind of… Read More