Destination: Iceland

The land of Fire and Ice. The land of Dark and Light. A land to truly get lost in. But is less black and white then it may seem. There are lands covered in more ice than this continent, as the spectrum of color is often not spoken of. In between the white ice and black lava fields there are mossy greens, deep blues, and volcanic reds. Add some Nordic culture and history, a story of extremes can unfold for each visitor.

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January 6, 2018

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December 24, 2017

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December 18, 2017

Exiting the airport at Keflavik, I experienced the first Icelandic snow flurry. I didn’t even button up in the 25 degree temperature. It felt so good coming from California heat and dryness.

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November 8, 2017

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