As you might have gathered from previous posts, this is my Year of Having Fun, and last week I ticked quite a few things off my bucket list.
Ever since I was really small and first read Nordic mythology, I’ve wanted to visit Iceland. Last week, I finally made it to Reykjavic.
And it was AMAZING.
The midnight sun means just that. Look at this sunset!
This was getting on for 11pm – but it didn’t actually get dark. I woke at 1am and it was still light. And at 3am. And I saw the sun rise at 5am.
We went to the Thingvellir National Park and saw the tectonic plates splitting.
We saw amazing waterfalls with rainbows. (This is Gullfoss.)
We visited the Geyir area and saw a geyser erupting (it’s really interesting because you can see the water boiling at the bottom and the cooler water at the top making a ‘lid’, and then you can see the pressure get too much and it blows).
We saw humpback whales breaching in the wild (that was so incredible – really humbling).
We saw black sandy beaches. (This is the Dyrholaey promontory.)
We got up close to a glacier. (Solheimajokull.)
And we walked behind a waterfall at Seljalandsfoss.
It was an incredible few days, and the best thing of all was sharing it with the people I love most in the world.
And, to top it all, today marks the release of my 70th M&B (it’s a Cherish/Romance rather than a Medical, but I hope you won’t mind me sharing here) and it’s my 24th wedding anniversary!
So have you visited anywhere that took your breath away?