Icelandic Magic

Icelandic Magic

Iceland is unquestionably the most breathtaking country I have laid eyes upon. Simply put, the natural landscape is otherworldly. Each corner of the country is more astounding than the last, with jaw-dropping waterfalls flanked by rainbows, turquoise blue glacial lagoons, lava fields, active geysers, and an abundance of natural hot springs. The added sheer luck of unusually warm, clear weather further accented the natural beauty of the land with crisp and sunny blue skies!     The recollection of unexpectedly stumbling upon Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of my most seizing and transcendent memories to date. The glacial icebergs are a radiant, luminous blue made all the more spectacular by the backdrop of a setting sun. Jökulsárlón serves as an incredible testament to the inexplicable, yet impermanent beauty of our planet. Moments following our arrival, a thunderous crack rang through the air as an iceberg broke cleanly apart and dropped into the icy waters below.     Iceland makes for the ultimate road trip despite a common travel trend to stay in Reykjavík and take daily excursions. The highlights of our journey were found far from the country’s capital, scattered all throughout the 800-mile loop encircling the country’s perimeter. We flew into Reykjavik and began our excursion counter clockwise around the Ring Road. With luck consistently lending a hand throughout our trip, the Northern Lights greeted us on our very first evening in the country. Watching the brilliant green lights dance across the night sky was a most enchanting introduction to the breadth of Iceland’s beauty.     Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are among Iceland’s most remarkable waterfalls. Less than...