We left at 8:15 am to go see a documentary about the eruption of the EyjafjallajokulI volcano which was really interesting. The documentary focused around this farming family who was living at the base of EyjafjallajokulI when it erupted. I always love documentaries and bonus points if I get to see the documentary at the … More Day 8: Glacier Hiking on a Volcano
In the morning at breakfast, I had an interesting conversation with Tinni about elves. I asked him if he thought elves were real and he did. He told me stories about mysterious incidences of people disappearing and then reappearing with claims that they had seen elves. Being able to see an elf is a special … More Day 7: Super Jeeps, Hotdogs, and a Unicorn
I had a rough morning with barely any sleep. I woke up with the rain hitting my face, because the tent flaps came undone and the wind was very strong. Showering the night before was a bad idea, because my hair remained damp until the early morning. I had a plan to wake up at … More Day 6: The Best View is at the Top
We got to act like tourists for the whole day before we headed to Porsmork for some camping. In the early morning, we left for the Golden Circle, a popular tourist route in South Iceland and then we visited Gulfoss waterfall and Geysir. On the way to the Golden Circle, we saw these piles of … More Day 5: Touristing through South Iceland
Sometimes the sights you see just have no words. I had that feeling coming into this journal entry when I was trying to brainstorm ideas. Along with no words, I have no pictures-at least for the second half of the day. I wish I did though, because you know what they say. A picture is … More Day 4: The Vikings Who Snorkel
We started the day early with breakfast at 7:40 am. Breakfast was a meal of toast with jam and Skyr, which quickly became a pretty typical meal every day. What is Skyr? It’s a type of cheese special to Iceland that looks and taste just like yogurt except it’s even lighter. After the meal, we … More Day 3: Power Plants and Naked Showers
The sky never sleeps in Iceland. That much became pretty clear to me from the very first day. Thank God for curtains. In the summer, Iceland has long days and short nights, but in the winter, it’s very much the opposite. Someday, I’ll have to come back in the winter to see the aurora. The … More Day 2: Nature’s Hot Tub
Hi and thanks for checking out my blog! I know I should have a better introduction than this and maybe a separate post, but I promise I won’t take too long. In the summer of 2015, I traveled to Iceland to participate in the GREEN program for ten days from May 25th to June 3rd. … More Day 1: Welcome to Iceland!