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North West of the Island // Iceland

TravelAmanda Walter | Maple Alps2 Comments

Normally, I wouldn't be all about traveling all night, flying and landing at 6am local time and then setting out to explore as much as possible right away, but with only three days in Iceland, we had to make ever minute count. 

North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

It was seriously surreal. We were so overtired and everything felt like a dream. Thinking back on it even now makes it seem like a dream. The nature was like nothing we had ever seen before and it was, or is rather, so beautiful in such a unique way. 

North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

I spent a lot of time trying to get a photo of the sheep. I never did get my dream shot, but I caught some nevertheless. They just really added to the experience. 

North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

Unfortunately, we had to get most of Iceland from inside of our rental car. It was nice when we did get out to stretch every once in a while though. Chilly, but nice. We also ended up getting so tired that we pulled into some hotel parking lot and slept for half an hour. It was a needed reboot. 

North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

The sun did come out briefly, but it was truly moody the whole time. It rained and was cloudy, but it all added to the effect. The towns were so perfectly European and I felt right at home.

North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
North West of the Island // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

We're already counting down the days till we can go back!