Day 7 - January 2, 2020 Ever been somewhere so windy that if someone opens the front door to the guesthouse, your ears pop from the pressure difference? No? Well, that's too bad! 😉 Needless to say, the weather got a little crazy overnight, and the brown landscape was blanketed with new snow and hurricane… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 7 Hanging Out On Sólheimajökull
Day 6 - January 1, 2020 8am alarm wasn't as painful as I thought it would be after a 2am bedtime. I had a big day planned that I was super excited for helped, though I did have some tinges of sadness that I didn't stay out and party in true NYE Icelandic style. Shower,… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 6 South Coast Adventuring
Day 4 - December 30th I did it! I slept in! It only took me three mornings to figure out how to do it! This was a day I quite didn't know what to do really. I had looked into venturing to the western edge of Snæfellsnes, but then realized that would be a lot… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 4: Filling My Heart in the Lava Fields
December 29th - Day 3... The wind was whipping when I awoke, still way before anyone else in the guesthouse (still hadn't figured out to just sleep in). The appeal of Iceland is it's natural beauty, which is hard to see when it's COMPLETELY DARK, so I knew I didn't want to get too early… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 3: Living My Best Life on Snæfellsnes
December 28th - Day 2... because I was still very new to this whole "darkness until midday" concept that is winter in Iceland, my alarm went off at a bright and cheery 6:30am. I'm use to hotels in the U.S., which are bustling at such an hour, but it was dead quiet at Efstidalur. I… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 2: Silfra Snorkeling, Wintry Waterfalls, and Snowy Streets of Borgarnes
December 26th - The day was here. Suitcases had been packed and repacked with care, in hopes that Iceland would soon be near... The 9:30am departure from Laramie was smooth sailing under sunny Wyoming skies (and then polluted Colorado skies) and a blanket of snow. Apart from crushing a fairly new pair of sunglasses with… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 1: Reykjanes & Golden Circle
September 17, 2018 With all the rain the night before, I was scared to open my eyes in the morning in Vík, as I didn't want rain on our final day in the wilds of Iceland. Once I pried them open, I realized I didn't hear rain, and that there was blue sky! Today had… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 17: Reynisfjara, a taste of Fimmvörðuháls, and all the waterfalls!