There’s roughly 5 hours of sunshine in Iceland during winter, which might not be enough given the many things you can see here. For photographers though that winter light is something special – you have 5 hours of “golden hour” with long shadows in the most amazing countryside.
Part I Reykjavik
One of the few free spots during Christmas, capsule hotel, something we don’t need to experience again
On 25th all the shops and cafes are closed and if not, there’s 30% Christmas price increase to support Elves
Icelanders know how to use Christmas lights. Very stylish and clean.
Restless ocean, no snow, temperatures above zero
Just one coffee roastery and café in Reykjavik.
Part II Golden Circle
Weather changes every 20 minutes
Powers of golden circle, huge waterfalls, craters and geysers
Hiking through the steam walley all the way up to the thermal river with newly met friends from couchsurfing Christmas dinner
Part III South, dark part of Iceland
Iceberg landscapes = the real winter = the real Christmas
Horses, pet them, ride them, eat them = tourism in Iceland
Moon land, most dangerous beach in Iceland, plane wreck & sneaker waves
Part IV Chase the northern lights, chase the glaciers
Northern lights, the important is hidden to the human eyes
Climbing the glaciers while they are still there
Part V East – time to slow down and survive
One day on Iceland, starts with amazing sunrise, ends with life-threatening snow storm.
Unexpected but pleasant slow-down on the last day of 2018.
Part VI North – the real winter, we are alone
All-day-long red sky. Pastel-coloured day, dangerously frosted roads, unforgettable views.
Akureiri after snow storm. Cheapest stay of our trip.
History of tiny house movement in Iceland.
Shy horses from the north
Part VII East, Snaefellsnes peninsula
Already used to the Icelandic everchanging “unpleasant” winter weather
Lighthouses, lava fields, chase to see the sea seals
Walter Mitty Greenland village
Iceland and it’s architecture
Always close to each other, with love, Veronika&Martin