August 13, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Iceland

The Strokkur
 Every 2 minutes. Need I say more?
For our 10th anniversary my husband and I took a 9- day self-driving tour through the highlands and southeast coast of Iceland.

 “Why Iceland?”

Perhaps Iceland is not the most romantic choice, but we also see our life together as a shared adventure.  What could be more apropros than a secluded island abound with earthy contrasts and stark beauty. If you’ve seen the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” you’ll know what I’m talking about. Iceland really does look like that. It also looks like “Oblivion".

So how do two kids make it ten years when celebrities don’t make it past seven? Let Iceland show you the way.

1. Geysir Hot Springs

2. Puffins

picture of puffins
Fidelity is a noted characteristic in Puffins

3. Sulphurous Mud Pits

picture of Námaskarò
You'll never complain about farts again

4. Geothermal Baths

picture of Jaròbödin in Iceland
Compatibility. Glacial water and hot springs produce the perfect temperature

5. Pseudocraters

image of pseudocraters in iceland
 Cool temperament. Pseudo craters occur when  hot lava spills over water. 

6. Dettifoss Gorge

picture of Dettifoss gorge
Charity. Your partner is willing to spend three hours gripping a steering wheel on teeth-chattering backroad to take you to the film set of one of your favourite movies. 

7. Basalt Columns

image of basalt church floor
Humour. The 'church floor' is made of hexagonal columns that run deep into the ground. Compressed and cracked lava.

8.  Black Sands

image of black sandy beach
Black sand, white sand. Enjoying similarities and valuing differences.

9. Random Craters

image of crater near dettifoss
Mindfulness: otherwise you could miss something big, really big. (note the hikers on the left)

10. Glaciers, Horses, Lakes and Mountains

picture of Hoffell glacier, iceland
Knowing you wouldn't want to be on this journey with anyone else.

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