They call Iceland the land of fire and ice. Between its volcanoes, glaciers, and snowy mountain tops, its not hard to see why. Yesterday I had a chance to see a lot of Iceland's wayer - geysers, waterfalls, lakes, and even a glacier. Today, I'm hoping to see some of that fire...or what was fire just a few weeks ago (their volcanic eruption site near Reykjavik).
I have about 30 hours in Iceland. This long layover on the way to Greenland was intentional. To get into Greenland, you need a negative COVID PCR test (and proof of vaccination). They only accept test results from Nordic countries at the moment. I landed around 6am in Icelandic time, was picked up by Alice (team post) after a quick coffee at the airport cafe. We set off to see as much of Iceland as we could. After a quick breakfast, she took me out of the city to see some of this country's stunning landscape. I was not disappointed. Below are a few shots I got yesterday of the Golden circle, a road that takes you to Thingvellir National Park, The Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. This country is just as beautiful as its rumored to be. I hope to come back and post some captions to these, but for now here are just some beautiful shots.
P.S...both of our COVID tests came back negative so we are ready to board a flight to Nuuk, Greenland this evening around 5pm (1pm EST).
I am an anthropology professor, writer, researcher and global traveler. This fall, I will be recording a research trip to Greenland as a virtual field trip for my students (and anyone else interested). Join us as we travel to the Arctic and learn about life in the far north.