When my friends and I landed in Iceland last week, I saw a blizzard brewing beyond the airport doors and actually questioned why we were here. And I was the one who suggested visiting during the winter, so if this trip was a complete disaster, it was my ass on the line. Well, if mistakes are defined as actions or judgements that are "misguided and wrong," this trip was anything but that. Navigating a front wheel drive van through gale fo...

We drove to Godafoss this morning, and as expected, the wind was an absolute nightmare. I fired off a few shots, but the spray claimed yet another victory over the glass on my camera. (Sidebar: Would it be too much to ask someone to create neutral density filters that fully repel water? Maybe in 50 years?) Of course, I have to keep reminding myself that when nature brings her A game, what happens is far beyond my control. I sat on a rock...

Today's five-hour drive gave us some gorgeous mountain scenery, but there were a few nerve-wracking moments when the Sailbus felt like it was actually going to blow off the side of a cliff. Setting aside the windy conditions along the ring road, this was one of the most perfect days I've ever had. After a few pit stops (and scarfing down a gas station hot dog garnished with bacon and potato salad -- so weird, but so good), we arrived at...

This morning we slept in, and it was glorious. As much as I appreciate a banger sunrise, nothing makes me happier than getting a full 8 hours of sleep. We left Vik and ventured along the highway for another hour or so, but stopped as soon as we noticed a mossy lava field to the north. There was a trail, a waterfall and it had (sort of) stopped raining, so we went for it. We climbed up a hill to take in a view of the river valley, and it...

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