Before we getting into today’s post (which is full of beautiful pictures so stick around!) I just wanted to say thank you all for your lovely comments on yesterday’s post! Your comments yesterday made me feel like I am definitely on the right track with how I view my blog and I am so happy to have you all as readers!
Okay, moving on. As I mentioned yesterday, over the weekend H and I had a beautiful outdoor adventure. Lets talk more about that shall we.
When we woke up to sun shinning through our windows on Saturday morning we knew a day outside was on the agenda. I think we hit the jackpot with our adventure and spent our afternoon in complete awe of our surroundings. I mean, just check out this view of my Viking and the Icelandic landscape.
It was unreal!
Our mission for the day was to find the geothermal area Krýsuvík located outside of Reykjavik. As soon as we arrived to the road back to Krýsuvík I knew we were in for a treat. The views of mountains covered in snow and the sun making everything sparkle was so beautiful. It almost, almost, made up for the fact that there is still snow outside.
For the next twenty minutes as we drove back on winding mountain roads with nothing but snow covered mountains surrounding us it was like being transported to another world! And at the same time a bit unnerving as I was pretty certain we were lost. I mean when all you can see is snow and mountains you can’t help but think you are out in the middle of nowhere and took a seriously wrong turn. The views though, they were so beautiful!
We weren’t lost, as H liked to remind me, and finally we started to see some steam in the near distance signalling to us that Krýsuvík was near. When we arrived to the geothermal area of Krýsuvík we were greeted with lots of steam and the seriously strong smell of sulfur. Don’t let the sulfur smell of the area scare you off, this place was incredibly beautiful to walk around!
And these pictures were all from the first few minutes! I loved the different colors and textures that were all over. Steam on one side, a small creek rushing by on the other, colors swirling together, Krýsuvík is a hidden gem!
A behind the scenes look, this is what it looks like when H and I visit these types of places. H is all about reading the signs and learning the information in the area. I glance at the signs for a few seconds and then pester H to take my picture.
We are the dream team :)
With smiles on our faces we piled back into the car, rolled down the windows for the first time in months, and began the drive back to civilization. And then this happened.
Do I really live here? I mean wow! As I sat on that large rock overlooking the mountains and taking in the view it was one of those surreal moments where I just sat there thinking, “wow, this is my life!”
If your visiting Iceland I highly recommend a trip to Krýsuvík. I can’t wait to return once the sun has melted and see this area in its green glory!
Question of the Day?
Where have you visited lately that left you in awe?