October 26, 2022

Volcanoes, Waterfalls, and Glaciers

By Judi Powers
glacier lagoon with blue icebergs in Iceland

Iceland was always on my "dream vacation" list and last month my dream became reality. I spent two glorious weeks traveling the southern coast of Iceland, starting in Reykjavík and heading as far east at Höfn, and ending at the Blue Lagoon.

We spent the majority of every day outdoors and saw Mother Nature's artistic gifts in full display: turquoise blue icebergs, vivid crimson lava tunnels, sage green ancient moss, and sapphire blue glacial water.

Þingvellir, continental divide.
The last of the lupine at Svinafellsjókull.
snorkeling in deep blue glacial water, silfra icelancSnorkeling at Silfra between Eurasia and the Americas. Yes, the water was that blue. And yes, it was really cold. 
One of the many waterfalls above Skogafoss. There are more than a dozen and each one is spectacular.

Lava Tunnel, an unexpected delight to see.


The landscape in Iceland is otherworldly: we continually said "it feels like we're on another planet." In Kerið we walked around a volcano crater filled with glacial water (photo above). The earth was red and green and the blue lake was like a jewel.

We are already planning our next trip to Iceland so if you've got any favorite places to recommend, I'd love to hear from you. We stayed at some beautiful hotels and enjoyed delicious meals: I'd be happy to share our favorite places with you.