July 12th 2012

I'm posting a few more photos from the next couple of days we spent in Iceland.

The third day we were there, we left Reykjavík and planned to drive to see a few sights before the long drive up to Skagaströnd where we spent the remainder of our trip.

First off was a drive through Þingvellir National Park, (below), and all of the moss-covered lava fields, to get to Gullfoss, the giant set of waterfalls.





On the drive back through was a stop at the Geyser, aptly named Geysir.  We saw it erupt a couple of times as we were arriving and walking over, and just as I was setting up a photo of it, a torrential downpour started!  Shown below is one of the smaller hot springs located nearby.  That's all I was able to capture with my camera.





Above are a couple of photos from stops at the side of the road on the way to the town we'd be staying.  There were Icelandic horses on nearly every farm.  And the sign is from a town near Skagaströnd called Hvammstangi where you could drive along the peninsula and watch for seals at points along the way.  (I've got a couple of rolls of slide film from that day still to be developed).  There were a number of these hand painted signs along the road, and I just had to pull over and take a photo of one!



When we climbed up the small cliffs behind our cottage, this was the view.

Also below, this is what midnight looks like in Iceland in late June.  The sun never went down while we were there.


Some other news; as of yesterday I'll have three oil paintings, Silver-Haired Bat, Great Horned Owl, and Snowshoe Hare, on display at the Gladstone Hotel for the next month.  They'll be

8 comments:

  1. I'm loving these. I was in Iceland in October a few years back. It was on the cusp of winter (-4 at night) and looked very different. I'd love to go in Summer one day, I'm loving seeing the difference in your photos to the Iceland I got to know. Beautiful colours!

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    1. Dianne,
      I'd love to go in the winter one year! I hear the northern lights are unbelievable.

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  2. Gorgeous! So glad you had a nice trip!

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    1. Thanks Juli! We really did; it was the most incredible place!

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  3. Love these, Melinda! Makes my longstanding desire to visit Iceland that much stronger. :)

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    1. Trish,
      I really hope you two make it one day!

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  4. oh this is so lovely and makes my heart yearn for iceland even more.

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