(still) THE WEEK OF MARCH 4th, 2019
We woke up mid-week to a vista full of snow!
We used the weather as a good excuse to have a slow morning admiring the view.
After a bit of lounging, we bundled up and headed out for a trek through the snow.
We walked along the river and enjoyed the sun, snow and clear skies.
Time to head back!
Back at the cabin, it was all about the hotdogs.
When the sun was starting to set, everyone wanted photos of the horizon.
Thursday morning, we got an early start and headed out towards Borgarnes – a charming town in West Iceland.
The Borgarneskirkja church is located in a scenic spot in the city center.
I also loved this boat yard at the shoreline.
But the mountain skyline sure is hard to beat.
Before departing, we searched around for a quick lunch. A dreamy coffee shop with delicious desserts will do.
Our next destination was Thingvellir National Park.
Not a bad place to spend the day.
We took a hike to check out some of the area’s most famous landmarks.
Drekkingarhylur looks beautiful but is also known as The Drowning Pool – a place where women of “illegitimate” children were drowned during the 16-1700s.
Nearby Öxarárfoss is a less terrifying but still beautiful attraction.
The sun began to set and we made our way back to binge tacos and kick back.
The day started with a road trip out to Reykjanesfólkvangur nature preserve. The first stop was a cold and windy walk around Kleifarvatn lake.
Depending on your distance and eye line, the blue color of the water seemed to magically change shades.
I love the icy formations separating the waters from the black sand shoreline.
Jason liked running up nearby hills.
After a brisk walk around, we said our goodbyes and ventured further into the preserve.
We found ourselves at Krýsuvík, a popular place to check out geothermal fields and hot springs. I’m obsessed with the wonderfully unique color palette found throughout the area.
A long day of exploring put us back on the road and headed towards the Golden Circle.
We made a brief stop off at Laugarvatn Fontana – a spa and geothermal bakery.
On the left, you can see a spot in the earth marked by a stone where the bread dough is placed in the ground to bake! On the right, there is the very delicious finished product.
We finally made it back to the cabin for one last night enjoying our cozy creature comforts.
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