17.12.14

Iceland: Four Hours of Daylight

One of the things that I (naively) overlooked when planning our trip was the fact that Iceland currently has about 4-hours of daylight. This is the opposite of the last time I planned my trip, when we were working with about 3-hours of darkness.
So I ran in with all these plans of hikes and adventures, before my friend kindly reminded me that sunlight was a premium and I'd need to prioritize my list of things to do.
We worked with the daylight though - and the night time. I tried my hand at photography in the dark, and I wasn't unhappy with the results. The bigger issue was that it started snowing and the wind was whipping it into our faces, making it impossible to see the landscape, let alone my camera. It was good practice and totally worth it, though.
We spent many hours walking through the snow and the streets of Reykjavik, just soaking in the ethos of the island.
Iceland retains its magic at night, if you were wondering.







































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7 comments:

  1. this looks perfect! wow, i agree-iceland is magical at night.

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    1. Thank you! I always have felt that walking through the snow at night is one of the most relaxing experiences. Here, I got to do it all the time!

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  2. Iceland just seems so magical! I want to go

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    1. You definitely should! It's an incredible place.

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  3. Beautiful!!! The picture of the lit up houses at the foot of the mountain is amazing.
    ~Gianni~

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    1. Thank you! That's my favorite as well.

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  4. I imagine it's a good time of year to go if you want a break - with cocoa and a book and a log fire. Hmm... Sounds like my kind of trip!

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