Postcards from Iceland

28.06.2018 – 23.07.2018

Hier seht ihr all unsere Social Media Updates aus Island gesammelt auf einer Seite.

Here you can see all our Social Media updates from Iceland collected on one spot.

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29.06.2018 – current location: Reykjavik, pic taken at: Hallgrims church, Reykjavik

Hello, Iceland! Nice to finally meet you!


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29.06.2018 – current location: Reykjavic, pic taken at: Reykjavik

Jonathan accidently matching this graffiti´s colour scheme.


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30.06.2018 – current location: Reykjavik, pic taken at: Hallgrims church, Reykjavik

This one famous church everybody´s taking photos of … is actually kinda lame from the inside. But the view from the top is pretty nice as you can see on our last pic!


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30.06.2018 – current location: Reykjavik, pic taken at: Videy Island

First hike in Iceland: Check! Today we took the ferry to Videy, a small island north of Reykjavik, where we did the almost 3 hours loop all around the coastline. It included getting our feet soaking wet, seeing nice black beaches surrounded by lush vegetation and getting attacked by some breeding seagulls.


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01.07.2018 – current location: Reykjavik, pic taken at: Videy Island

Today the sky cleared up and we could see the beautiful mountain of Esya behind Videy Island, which we are going to climb at the end of our roadtrip in a few weeks.


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01.07.2018 – current location: Reykjavik, pic taken at: Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a charming calm little city with nice boutiques and restaurants, creating a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Today we took a free walking tour, ate some traditional lamb and sea shell soup out of a bread bowl, had some craft beer with liquorice and went to the flea market – an awesome relaxing day before our roadtrip is starting tomorrow, wohooooo!


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01.07.2018 – current location: Reykjavik, pic taken at: Flea Market Reykjavik / Restaurant „Icelandic Streetfood“

First impressions of Iceland! The flea market in Reykjavik is taking place every weekend and we had some delicious traditional lamb soup served in a bread bowl.


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03.07.2018 – current location: Gullfoss Waterfall, pic taken at: Reykjanesfolkvandur

We are on day 2 of our roadtrip through beautiful Iceland and there are already too many stories to be told for one post, so let´s just stay: We are doing absolutely fine! PS: We are taking our upcoming 6 months wedding anniversary as an excuse for this cheesy pic.


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03.07.2018 – current location: Gullfoss Waterfall, pic taken at: Gunnuhver

Nature is everything.


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03.07.2018 – current location: Gullfoss Waterfall, pic taken at: Reykjanes Unesco Global Geopark

We have honestly never seen something like this: Moss covered stones in the front and lava rock cliffs covered with something like grass in the back…can you spot Irene?


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03.07.2018 – current location: Gullfoss Waterfall, pic taken at: Valahnukamöl

Iceland´s nature is something between Mordor from „Lord of the Rings“ and Nirvana – in a very positive way. this place is just out of this world.


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03.07.2018 – current location: Gullfoss Waterfall, pic taken at: Geysir

Isn´t this the craziest water color ever??


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03.07.2018 – current location: Gullfoss Waterfall, pic taken at: Öxararfoss

Right now we are waiting for our bus at gullfoss, which will take us to the highlands of Iceland (because rental cars are not allowed on these bumpy 4×4 tracks). Fingers crossed we will have some epic views over Kerlingarfjöll and will survive the freezing cold night in our tent at close to 0 degrees.


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06.07.2018 – current location: Hveragerdi, pic taken at: Kerlingarfjöll

One night in the highlands of Kerlingarfjöll probably changed us forever, haha. We hiked to the beautiful geothermal area of Hveradalir admiring the breathtaking view when suddenly the weather changed drastically. Through pouring rain, strong wind and fogg, which didn´t allow us to see further than 10 meters, we made our way back over several snowfields – completely alone. It was the first time for the both of us being more than worried during a hike. Luckily we had GPS so we didn´t get lost and made our way back to the shelter, where we spent the next few hours trying to dry all our clothes and pitching our tent, followed by an extremely cold, windy and rainy night. What an experience! The steam on the pic is coming from the boiling hot river by the way.


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06.07.2018 – current location: Hveragerdi, pic taken at: Thorlakshöfn

Since Irene was a little kid she always dreamed of riding a horse, the only problem was her strong allergy against every horse she had ever met. We always talked about filling her up with steroids one day so she could be able to do it, haha. We don´t know why or how (maybe because of this special breed or the weather conditions?), but since we are in Iceland her horse allergy never really showed up, so we seized this special moment. For someone else this maybe sounds like the most normal thing, but in this moment Irene was the probably most happiest person on earth. And what could make it more perfect as to share this experience together on our 6 months wedding anniversary?


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08.07.2018 – current location: Skogarfoss, pic taken at: Haifoss

Ok, Iceland! Now you´ve got us… this is honestly one of the most insane places we have ever been to! (Irene is the little spot standing on the left cliff by the way)


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08.07.2018 – current location: Skogarfoss, pic taken at: Seljalandsfoss

Currently participating in a game called „How many waterfalls can you explore in one day?“ We think we´re doing pretty well.


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08.07.2018 – current location: Skogarfoss, pic taken at: Asolfsskali

After driving through the small village of Asolfsskali today, we´re happy we already booked our flight back home. Cause otherwise we couldn´t guarantee…


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08.07.2018 – current location: Vik, pic taken at: Solheimasandur plane wreck

Today we walked 7km through an endless seeming flat to reach this abandoned plane wreck on a black sand beach – cool stuff.


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08.07.2018 – current location: Vik, pic taken at: Solheimarjökull glacier

Just Jonathan casually posing in front of a glacier. The only 1 km hike from the parking lot was definitely worth it.


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08.07.2018 – current location: Vik, pic taken at: Skogarfoss

Sunday activites in Iceland: exploring abandoned plane wrecks, waterfalls and glaciers. Marry someone who takes you on an endless adventure.


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12.07.2018 – current location: Seydisfjördur, pic taken at Fjallsarlon and Djupivogur

Yesterday we had nothing but pure sunshine and blue skies. The last days we made it to the eastern part of Iceland, driving through wonderful fjords and passing amazing viewpoints. Since we left the southern part we also left most of the tourists behind us, as most of them are driving back to Reykjavik from here.


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14.07.2018 – current location: Asbyrgi , pic taken at: Jökularson

It´s pretty obvious why they call it „diamond beach“.


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14.07.2018 – current location: Asbyrgi , pic taken at: Borgarfjördur eystri

Two years ago we saw so many puffins in eastern Canada but never had a really good photo opportunity. Yesterday we found such a perfect spot and got to see them very close in Iceland! We just love these cute little guys!


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14.07.2018 – current location: Asbyrgi, pic taken at: Fjallsarlon

At this point we didn´t take a shower for a week, didn´t have a warm meal for almost two weeks and didn´t eat for 24 hours. But the weather was beautiful that day and we were sitting in front of the most breathtaking glacier we had ever seen.


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15.07.2018 – current location: Asbyrgi, pic taken at: Stokksnes

This little Viking village is actually a movie set, the white stone on the right is made out of paper and the houses are completely empty from the inside. But surrounded by beautiful mountains it´s still great to look at.


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15.07.2018 – current location: Asbyrgi, pic taken at: Dettifoss

This morning we visited the powerful Detifoss, Europe´s biggest waterfall measured by the amount of water falling into the canyon.


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15.07.2018 – currently location: Isafjördur, pic taken at: Stokksnes

This little Viking village is actually a movie set, the white stone on the right is made out of paper and the houses are completely empty from the inside. But surrounded by beautiful mountains it´s still great to look at.