16 Hours along the South Coast // Iceland

If you follow along on Instagram, you definitely know that we hit up a few countries over the summer. We decided to take an extended and belated honeymoon and go to Europe. Seeing family and friends was amazing, but we also wanted to explore some new places on our bucket lists. Naturally, Iceland was on that list and though this particular day started out gloomy and cold, it did not disappoint. I decided to share some photos from the trip. We took hundreds, but don't worry, I'll only share a few ;-) 

We set out in our little rental car to explore the land:

South Coast in 16 Hours // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

We only had three days total in the beautiful country, and we used pretty much every hour to see only the surface of the amazing things it has to offer. We will definitely be revisiting Iceland in the future!

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South Coast in 16 Hours | Iceland | www.maplealps.com

The waterfalls were plentiful and beautiful. 

South Coast in 16 Hours | Iceland | www.maplealps.com

Unfortunately, pretty soon after taking this picture, I decided to walk into a very innocent-looking field. It turned out to be extremely wet, and both of my feet became soaked. It was a mushy walk back to the car, and trying to dry out my shoes and socks was quite entertaining. Luckily, I had a pair of flats in the car - not an ideal walking shoe, but they did the trick. Especially because we had a long walk ahead of us...

South Coast in 16 Hours | Iceland | www.maplealps.com
South Coast in 16 Hours | Iceland | www.maplealps.com
South Coast in 16 Hours | Iceland | www.maplealps.com
South Coast in 16 Hours | Iceland | www.maplealps.com
South Coast in 16 Hours // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

After seeing images of this plane crash for years, my husband insisted we go see it. It ended up being quite the journey to get there (almost an hour each way!!), but it was so cool to see.

South Coast in 16 Hours | Iceland | www.maplealps.com
South Coast in 16 Hours // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
South Coast in 16 Hours | Iceland | www.maplealps.com

These purple/blue flowers were all over the island! I loved them :) The churches and different buildings were also really interesting to see.

South Coast in 16 Hours // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
South Coast in 16 Hours // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

Just going through these pictures is making me want to go back! We definitely will be planning a second trip some time in the future.

16 Hours along the South Coast // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
16 Hours along the South Coast // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
South Coast in 16 Hours // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

The blue at the glaciers was unreal. By this point we were getting pretty hungry, so we sat and stayed a while and snacked on some....crackers (Did I mention that everything in Iceland is really expensive? We found a grocery store and stocked our car with snacks).

By the time we finished at the glaciers, we realized that we'd best be heading back if we were to be in bed by midnight. The sun is decieving! 

16 Hours along the South Coast // Iceland | www.maplealps.com

We HAD to hit another waterfall before completing our journey. Also, can I just mention now that my husband is a CHAMP who drove the ENTIRE time?! He's amazing.

16 Hours along the South Coast // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
16 Hours along the South Coast // Iceland | www.maplealps.com
16 Hours along the South Coast // Iceland | www.maplealps.com