From all the places I´ve been to, there was one full of walks with nature and unique experiences. And here is the funniest thing – at the same time it was the most uncomfortable trip I´ve ever had. Cold wind, freezing weather, eternal rain, lack of fresh fruits&vegetables, little sleep and lots of driving, overpriced hotels and rare moments of sun. Nothing was good and yet everything was perfect…
So despite all, I can´t stop scrolling up and down every time I see my own pictures from Iceland, blinded by its natural wonders. Every time I open the folder “Iceland” on my computer, I feel like I´m living this travel story all over again – having another photographic journey to the “Land of Ice and Fire”.
Sometimes, while going through all the pictures and videos from Iceland – I can´t believe these places actually exist and I´ve seen them with my own eyes.
I thought of the most special and unique moments I had during this trip and what they have tought me. So, here you have my 7 personal conclusions: 7 Lessons I learned in Iceland. Cause, let´s be honest, when you stop and look around – this world is pretty amazing.
Lesson #1 The most beautiful and eye-catching symmetry is the symmetry of nature
Lesson #2 The sun shines not on us but in us:no matter how bad the day looks, there is always something good in every day
I remember this day, like it was yesterday. It was raining since we woke up around 7 a.m and rain drops on my window was the last thing I saw at night before I felt asleep. It was so hard to drive, do the sightseeing and take pictures with this weather… Nevertheless, we had quite a plan for one week in Iceland and no time to lose. So, there was an unexpected hour of sun in between, by the time we arrived to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. One of the most beautiful moments of our trip happened during our worst day in Iceland. So going back to it now, I can´t even say it was “the worst day”, I remember only the shades of blue and the melting glaciers.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Skaftafell National Park
Lesson #3 Living in harmony with nature is possible
Always in groups of 3 – the mystery of icelandic sheep 😉 But what impressed me the most was the fact how free they were. While in the most parts of the world animals live closed up with the unique goal to serve human needs – in Iceland you understand that there are still places left where animals, humans and nature all co-exist in harmony. Of course, these creatures have also served human need for centuries. And yet you see them chilling around, curiously gazing at tourists and clearly enjoying their day.
Skógafoss Waterfall/Being a sheep is Iceland is a risky business after all
Lesson #4 The black&white world is more beautiful as we might expect
Lesson #5 There is no rainbow without a rain
Another rainy day and a beautiful rainbow spotted at Dettifoss Waterfall. The photo looks like a drawing, don´t you think so?
P.s. couldn´t properly brush my hair for a week lol
Lesson #6 This world is full of places that are completely out of this world
Namafjall Hverir Mud Pots
Lesson #7 Icelandic sunsets prove endings could be beautiful too…
I love reading your comments and thoughts. Have you ever been to Iceland? What do you think of my 7 lessons, would you add something to the list?