First off, sorry for disappearing! It has taken us a bit longer than planned to gain internet access on our vacation- this post has been waiting a week to go live!!! But we have it courtesy of the nice folks at Síminn!**
The last few day have been the most incredible days I’ve ever experienced! Greg and I are having the time of our lives in Iceland! And yes I know- blogging on vacation is crazy but we have lots of long drives, so I’m not missing out! 🙂
If you had asked me a year ago if I was up for a vacation packed with hike after hike, up hills, along cliffs, along river beds, behind a waterfall, or even up a glacier, I would have laughed. For one, I physically wouldn’t have been able to. Two, and for me even more importantly, I didn’t enjoy activity or the outdoors all that much.
I am so thankful that’s changed because now I’ve been able to experience all this!!
In front of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, June 7, 2013
Behind Seljalandsfoss- yes BEHIND! It was an incredible, but slippery hike on a path behind the falls. Thank goodness for waterproof gear!
We hiked up to a smaller waterfall next to Seljalandsfoss as well. Ignore the obnoxiously large bulge in my jacket. It is hard to look awesome in so many layers! Also, this was the trip of crazy hair and no makeup. #lowmaintenancehikes
Crazy glacier walk up the Virkisjökull glacier in Vatnajökull National Park. Not pictured: our crampons (spikey shoe caps) and ice picks! More on this, and the camera on Greg’s head, later.
Virkisjökull in all it’s glory
**Siminn kindly provided me with a USB 3G plug in to grab internet access along with a bit of free data. However, Greg and I have purchased our own additional data and were NOT asked to mention Siminn at all. We wanted to though because they were SO incredibly kind and helpful!