THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF ICELAND!

Watching my Dad travel around the world for cancer research as a young girl piqued my interest in travelling. Fast forward to  senior secondary school I became a Geography fanatic and ended up being the only one in my year who took the Joint admissions and matriculations board exams (JAMB) which is a major requirement for entry into Nigerian universities….majorly obsessed or nah lol.

 

Iceland is the embodiment of everything I learnt about while taking Geography classes…Mountains, Plains, Rivers, Waterfalls,Volcanoes, Geysers, Rift valleys…endless natural features, so when I watched an episode of Keeping up with Kardashians (I am shamelessly an avid lover of reality tv lol) in which they headed to Iceland for Kourtney’s birthday and an invite to an Icelandic trip organised by my friend Emilie in the same week, the stars were aligned for me to fulfil my dreams of a full on exploration which started 12 years ago in Geography class. Check out the highlights from my time in Iceland 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

STRAIGHT OFF THE PLANE IN REYKJAVIK HEAD TO THE ICONIC HALLGRIMSKIRKJA CHURCH

 

 

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15 MINUTES AWAY BY FOOT CHECK OUT THE PHENOMENAL HARPA CONFERENCE AND CONCERT HALL

 

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FURTHER ALONG THE ROAD…THE VIKING (ESQUE) SOLFAR SCULPTURE

 

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THE GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR IS A MUST! STARTING OFF AT THE VOLCANIC CRATER LAKE KERID

 

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Lan and Emilie on the crater trail

 

 

SOUTH WEST OF ICELAND, THE ICONIC GULLFOSS FALLS

 

 

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LITERALLY 10 MINUTES AWAY….A COLLECTION OF GEYSERS

 

 

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40KM NORTHEAST OF ICELAND, PINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK

 

 

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WEST OF THE PARK – THE OXARARFOSS FALLS

 

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AND TO THE EAST – THE CONTINENTAL DRIFT BETWEEN THE NORTH AMERICAN AND EURASIAN PLATES

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BACK IN REYKJAVIK – CHECK OUT THE POPULAR SHOPPING STREET LAUGAVEGUR

 

 

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ANOTHER MUST VISIT THE GEOTHERMAL SPA BLUE LAGOON WHICH IS SET IN A LAVA FIELD

 

 

 

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Iceland was insanely beautiful, truly a wonderful reminder of the beautiful earth God created. If you haven’t been, make sure to add to the top of your travel list for 2017. I can’t wait to return to explore more of its beauty!

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week xx

6 Comments

  1. Jade
    December 10, 2016 / 7:29 am

    Omg!! Now I totally have to go to Iceland!

    • admin
      December 15, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thanks Gina!x

  2. Jade
    December 10, 2016 / 7:30 am

    Fantastic posttt!

    • admin
      December 15, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks hun xx

  3. Aj
    December 28, 2016 / 7:20 am

    Lovely post

    • admin
      December 31, 2016 / 12:29 am

      Thank you!x

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