Traveling Beyond the Postcard

Monthly Archives: October 2015

6 Oct 2015 This morning we make our way to Hali Country Hotel located 7.5 miles east of Jökulsárlón-Glacier lagoon.  This will be our home for the next four nights. Our first stop after leaving Reykjavik was Reynisfjara beach near Vík.  There are basalt columns, black sand and two sea stacks.  The weather was overcast and there were many people on the beach so it wasn’t the most promising for photographs.  It… Read More

5 Oct 2015 We were delighted to hear that on our way to Vik, the photo tour was stopping at Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park and we would have a second chance at some photographs of the area.  The weather forecast was poor; still raining, but intermittently, and no wind.  Niall, our photo guide, is quite knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and was able to identify some of the plants for… Read More

4 Oct 2015 This morning Robin and I were picked up by Reykjavik Excursions for a 6 hour tour of Thingvellir (Þingvellir), Gullfoss and Geysir.  It was raining this morning and by the time we got to Thingvellir National Park (31 miles east of Reykjavik) the rain was coming down pretty good and the wind was blowing hard .  It was so disappointing because it was very pretty.  There were some good… Read More

3 Oct 2015 My friend Robin and I arrived to a cold and rainy Reykjavik this morning.  The flight was not too unpleasant,  We sat next to a man on his way to Zurich, a dual citizen now living in Seattle, on his way back for a visit.  He was very nice and we enjoyed his company.  Behind us was a woman with two young boys.  The younger of the two was… Read More