Iceland Photo Diary

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So if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that my sister and I disappeared to Iceland for a few days back in December for a little break. It is quite possibly the most beautiful country I’ve ever been to, even though it was bleak and grey throughout our trip. I’m going to keep this brief, simply because I could go on and on about it but I’ve managed to narrow down the top photos from the trip for you to get a little glimpse into this picturesque country.

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Let’s start off with the beautiful Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral and the statue of Leifur Eiriksson – aka the guy who discovered North American way before Christopher Columbus. The cathedral is a gorgeous work of architecture and we even went in the elevator up eight floors to the tower for some of the most fantastic views of Reykjavik city.

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In the background, you can see a glimpse of the famous Mount Esja. The waterfront is beautiful and the water is so peaceful and undisturbed – even through gale force winds and hail and sleet and rain and every other weather you could imagine. The views from the Hallgrimskirkja tower were more than expected. We could see for miles.

Bonus if you can spot the Icelandic Giant. Comment if you spot him but don’t say where!

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This is Gullfoss Waterfall – my main attraction to Iceland. This waterfall is the only double waterfall in Iceland and it’s absolutely beautiful don’t you think? Unfortunately, the wind and rain was against us so please excuse the water spots ruining the photo. It was breathtaking and is a definite must-see on any Iceland trip.

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These are two very gorgeous statues situated on the Reykjavik waterfront. I have no idea if the first one has a name as it had no plague or information about it but it just looked so lovely on our morning walk along the waterfront. The second is the ever so famous Solfar aka The Sun Voyager, with the beautiful Mount Esja in the background.

This is literally just a small handful of the photographs I took whilst in Iceland. If you want to see all of them, you can check out my public Facebook album – Iceland 2016 and if you’re feeling adventurous, check out my other public album from out visit to The Icelandic Phallological Museum and see all sorts of different phallus’. *childlike giggle*

Have you ever been to Iceland or would you like to visit? I would highly recommend taking the trip. I plan on returning for a summer visit to go whale-watching but in the winter time, you can always book a Northern Lights tour and watch the sky dance.

RebeccaJane xo

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