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  • Day12

    Sólfar – Das Sonnenschiff

    September 22, 2020 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Sólfar gehört zu den beliebtesten Fotomotiven der Stadt, weil man sich daran kaum satt sehen kann. Auf einer spiegelglatt polierten Marmorplatte aufgestellt scheint das Schiff auf dem Wasser zu schweben. Wolken, unterschiedliche Licht- und Wetterverhältnisse sorgen für abwechslungsreiche Fotomomente. Insbesondere bei Sonnenauf- und Sonnenuntergang scheint das Metall zu glühen, denn es schimmert in wunderbar lebendigen Farbnuancen.

    In Jón Gunnar Árnasons Werk spielen Licht, Sonne, Hoffnung und Freiheit eine bedeutende Rolle. Ein Kunstwerk sollte seiner Meinung nach auch immer eine die einfache Interpretation übersteigende Bedeutung in sich tragen, weshalb für ihn die Skulptur niemals nur ein Schiff hätte sein können. Sólfar war für ihn ein Traumboot, eine Ode an die Sonne, es symbolisiert das Versprechen neuen, unentdeckten Landes. Es ragt in das Wasser hinein, so als ob die Entdeckungsfahrt gleich beginnen könnte. Es war nicht vordergründig als Wikingerschiff konzipiert. Allerdings arbeitete der Künstler auch bewusst mit den Formen, die die Geschichte der Isländer prägen, weshalb die Ähnlichkeit mit einem Wikingerschiff daher auch wieder nicht verwunderlich ist.
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  • Day13

    Laugavegur - Reykjavik

    December 26, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ☁️ 1 °C

    Leaving today 😢 back to Seattle for a few then home 😁. Great trip - some random shots from a beautiful town & a good holiday!


    And before you ask Renée ate Puffin & whale, Cherie & I would only try the whale. Red meat & like steak it was.

    Global Adventures

    Oh, this is stunning!

    Fran Jackson

    Outstanding photo!!!


    Very blessed right!

  • Day6

    4th floor Hotel

    December 19, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ 🌬 0 °C

    Good accommodation, warm that's all we need & a good breakfast. It's all here. Free day in the city today before day 1 of excursions tomorrow. Real cold ❄ now.

    Daniel Kemp

    Food coma??


    Hahaha yep m8, rum & raisin when there's too much rum!

    Pauline Love


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  • Day3

    Day 1 in Reykjavik!

    May 15, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    Ooooh my goodness - WE MADE IT!

    This city is cold and historic and colorful and so much more than I imagined. Day 1 of Iceland consisted of landing after a seven hour flight, stressing about my GPS not working, groceries, errands, explaining to an Icelander that I'm American so could he please speak English, checking in at our apartment, a city tour, a home-cooked meal by an Icelander (ate smoked lamb, smoked salmon, raw reindeer, goose, smoked trout, shrimp, BBQ lamb, and the infamous fermented shark - without the shot of Brennavin), and finally, SLEEP!
    It's 10:45 p.m. here and I've been up for the last 30+ hours and the sun's still out and I'm incredibly exhausted and incredibly happy. So blessed to be on this trip with this team in this country. Onto day 2 🇮🇸
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  • Day3

    Finally out of the Airport!

    May 15, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    #1 What kind of influence will this trip have on you as a leader?

    I believe all of the development opportunities that leaders can gain from traveling to different countries, such as managing uncertainty and gaining respect, will improve as a result of going on this trip, but the biggest influence this journey will have on me is that I will be gaining a variety learning opportunities. I will get out of this trip what I put in, and I plan on giving it my all. When I come across something that is new or an activity I haven’t done before, I often find myself standing in the back of the group watching others instead of participating, and that is the biggest habit that I want to change while on this trip. It will be scary and push me out of my comfort zone, but it will also be worth it and will help me continue to grow in my leadership journey.
    All around Reykjavik there are stickers or tags. Some of them are inspirational while others have no real meaning but to look cool. This sticker is one of the first I saw while in Reykjavik, and I feel like it set the mood for the entire trip. I was not going to hold myself back or let anyone else keep me from treating this trip as an adventure. I feel like I took everything Iceland offered me and learned from it, whether it was eating fermented shark or capturing the perfect picture of one of the many waterfalls. I don’t know if I will ever go back to Iceland, so I made to sure to create my own trip, one that I will remember for the rest of my life.
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  • Day3

    Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

    May 15, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    #2 What are you hoping to learn about yourself as a leader on this trip?

    On this service trip, I hope to learn how to handle stressful and frustrating situations in a more productive and helpful manner rather than in a way that ends up hurting the group's morale. In addition, I want to learn how to communicate more effectively with everyone around me during these types of situations, so that there is no gray area between what I am trying to say and what is understood. When irritating situations during a trip like this are handled in positive ways in which everyone in the group feels like he or she is understood, everyone can move forward faster and a bond is created that can’t be manufactured in any other setting.
    I believe that this statue, Monument to the Unkown Beauracrat created by Magnús Tómasson in 1994, can teach everyday leaders useful skills like how to better solve problems and improve communication. The statue depicts a leader who does a needed job, but not for the recognition or fame it will bring him or her. Instead, the leader completes the task because the people around need it done and not for any other reason. Working without expecting or needing a reward is an important part of being a leader because too often people take on roles that they are hoping will give them some kind of reward. The statue sits across from Reyjkavik’s city hall as a reminder to the civil servants that work there that they should be working for the benefit of others and not for themselves.
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  • Day2

    Day One!

    May 14, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    1) The first day of our trip consisted of traveling from Colby, KS to Denver, CO to Reykjavík, Iceland! When we stepped off the plane in Keflavík at the airport, it was a bitter awakening with cold wind and rain in our faces but our excitement was so great I didn’t mind too much!Read more

  • Day36

    Land of fire and ice and of course Björk

    March 24, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    With Finnish forests still fresh in our memories, a 3 1/2 hour flight across the Baltic and Norwegian Seas has found us in Reykjavík, Iceland. A quick evening stroll has revealed what looks to be a quirky city. Something like an outback arctic station that grew into something bigger but has still managed to retain some of its small town nature. It’s early days for us and tomorrow will revel more.Read more

    Dannielle Gibson

    Wow, just wow!

  • Day37

    Four seasons in one day

    March 25, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Snow, hail, wind, rain and patches of sun pretty much describes our stay in Reykjavík this week. This has made sightseeing challenging. Starting with the city on our first day with the wind and the rain we wandered through the streets with so many tourist shops. We visited the church - Hallgrimskirkja, sitting on top of the hill, then walked down to the Parliament House and City Hall, through the main square to the harbour and then back through the tourist area. By that time weird tired from the constant dampness and were happy enough to head back to our hotel.Read more

  • Day40

    Glaciers, waterfalls, geysers and skyr

    March 28, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ❄️ -1 °C

    Over the last couple of days we headed out of the city on two different day tours. We headed east with our guide Mat and visited Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and walked inside giant cracks in the earth then on to a local greenhouse, Friðheimar for lunch and learnt about how Iceland is using greenhouses and geothermal energy to grow produce. The magnificent Gullfoss waterfall was next on the agenda and the great Geysir geothermal area, where the reliable Strokkur geyser spouts hot water up to 30 m. With more food in mind, it was on to the small dairy farm Efstidalur where we tried skyr and some of their ice cream. Our last stop before dinner was the geothermal spa Fontana. I took up the challenge of taking a dip in the freezing lake (yes, the temperature of the water was 0 C)in between the hot pools. It really was an experience with everything going numb within a matter of seconds. After dinner we tried unsuccessfully to spot the Northern Lights on way back to the city. Our trip yesterday took us south to view the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, then the Skógafoss waterfal before heading to the Sólheimajökull glacier, walking up onto the ice field. The challenging weather made for an interesting walk with conditions changing every 5 minutes. It really does make you appreciate the mild weather we have most of the year at home.Read more

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Rauðarárvík, Raudhararvik