2006. Those eight days I spent there in June outlined the path I have been following ever since.
Norse settlers migrated across the North Atlantic during the second half of the 9th century. They were looking for arable land, discovered Iceland and having no enemy to fight, they settled there.
An exciting, faraway land that invites hundreds of thousands of people to meet a new way of life, new adventures and explore the breathtaking beauty and power of nature, all blended in one stunning island, the land of fire and ice.
For me, it was the most exciting journey of my life, a journey I will never ever forget. So, I’d love to share a few lovely pics with you, pictures I’ve made during this memorable trip. We had a direct, four and a half hour flight from Budapest to Reykjavik, where we spent the first and the last night of our journey. Between these two days we headed to the northern regions of the country, taking road number 1. Our main destination was the town Reykjahlíđ near Lake Myvatn, up in the North. We spent five days there, days packed with long hikes. We explored basically the entire neighborhood, as far up as the Asbyrgi Canyon. Our way back to Reykjavik was on a different route, we were actually quite close to the Vatnajökull National Park, the huge glacier that covers one-tenth of Iceland’s territory and at the same time the biggest glacier of Europe. Then we had one more night in Reykjavik, before flying home.
Let’s see a few nice photos:
Grábrók Volcano Area
Glaumbær open air museum
Hverfjall and Myvatn Area
Farm in Reykjahlíð with lovely Icelandic horses
Námafjall Geothermal Area
Þingvellir National Park Area