A trip I wanted to take for a couple of years now finally becomes true!
  • Day6

    Back to regular life - for now!!!

    December 22, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    I have to admit this trip was amazing and taught me a lot also about my inner self and what to do to be happy. Scandinavian ppl in general are the most happy ppl and on this trip I could see why. They seems to be more slowed down. Their life is so colorful, the streets the houses, their clothes. They know how to handle the darkness due to the weather, and still they happy. Happy with the simple things in life. Not too long ago they been still living in caves in the mountains, it is hot when it's only 15°C. They truly know how to appreciate the little things in life! And they are so helpful, always smile and never seems to be stressed. Even they trash originally from Polen is happy to live here.

    I hope to see you soon Iceland.

    I hope to adabt a little Icelandic living in my life!
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  • Day5

    Blue lagoon

    December 21, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Perfect time I went there just while the sun was going down (if u can say going down as the sun is low the entire day).

    Blue lagoon is just like our German Thermalbad just less crowded and more chilled atmosphere, barely kids.

    Got to get a face mask there and a drink. Perfect ending of this trip.
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  • Day5

    Reykjavik impressions, Day 5 part 2

    December 21, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    After I could see whales on my first tour I rearranged the blue lagoon tour to attend the whales tour again today. Unfortunately it has been canceled last minute due to the weather (very windy). I preponed the blue lagoon again and choose to walk around one last time through Reykjavik.

    Fleet market Kolaportið, view points.

    Also, wrote a letter to Santa clause the other day and finally put it in the mail. There is a first time for everything😊
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  • Day4

    Northern lights part 4

    December 20, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ 🌬 1 °C

    Straight after the south coast tour I got on the bus to the northern lights Tour as I was sooo eager to see them finally.

    Hope to get to see the northern lights today.

    First time I had this tour was on day one. Since then I went every night to be sure I will not miss a chance to see them (if you don't get to see them on the tour they let u redo the tour until u do see them).

    Update: I finally got see them. Patience pays off even though you can barely see it with your own eyes (during the night our eyes see more contrasts than colours) . It actually looks like a grey shadow over the horizon. As cameras absorbs the light more intensively u can take amazing pictures. The color of the northern lights can be different and variates depending on physics reactions in the sky.

    The best time to see the Northern lights is between October and April. Sky should be clear from clouds. As lower the clouds are as less are the chances to see the Northern lights (the third day we had a lot of clouds. The other days the sky was clear). Also usually the Northern lights mostly shown from the north (that's where the name comes from).
    One way of measuring the chances to see the Northern lights is the kp index. It goes from 0 to 9 whereas 9 is very rare and u can actually have a great view of the Northern lights with index 2 already.

    On day 1, 2 and 4 we had index 2 (on day 4 I finally got to see them). On day 3 we had index 3. They did show up, however, 45 mins after we left the viewing point going back to Reykjavik. The later tour was able to see them. I was so mad because one guy came with us and left with the later group cause he wanted to see the lights so bad and I was actually thinking about doing the same but as I had to get up early the next day for another tour I decided not to. I was mad about myself later on. But then the waiting still paid off on day 4 😊.

    I think at the end it was the waiting on the Northern lights rather than the Northern lights itself that iam thankful for. Looking up the stars, the mostly clear sky, in the middle of nowhere, facing the cold and the wind, nothing around u feels important and then you can just wait.... Makes u think about a lot of stuff.
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  • Day4

    3rd stop Black sand beach

    December 20, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Almost all beaches in Iceland actually do have black sand. Such an amazing landscape! Location on the other side of Reynisfjara Beach.

    The sound and smell of the sea always gives me such a calm and peaceful vibe. I wish i would have had more time there. Next time 😜Read more

    Actually there are yellow beaches, too.