Falling In Love With South Iceland

South Iceland is home to magnificent waterfalls, geysir, lava, beautiful coastline and so much more. We set out on a 21 hour journey and didn’t arrive home until 4am, which included an evening hike up to Svartifoss.  Needless to say we were blown away by all the natural wonders we saw and completely fell in love with South Iceland.

Selfoss waterfall

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Beautiful Icelandic hosses (aka, horses)

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Dyrhólaey

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Jökulsarlón – our furthest destination before heading back to Reykjavik

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Svartifoss – we set out on our evening hike around 9pm. If only all summer days could be like this, never-ending and full of adventure.

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Monkey’s Iceland Adventure

Meet Taro (太郎), aka Monkey. An adorable ‘coming of age day’ (成人の日)gift from my nan, he has been with me through all my travels since my younger days in Japan. Monkey featured in a post on Cyprus last year and now he’s back introducing Iceland using a much nicer camera!

Favourite shot of Monks in Old Harbour, Reykjavik

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Monks having his first Icelandic beer outside of Saegreifinn (The Sea Baron)

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Welcome sign outside of a whale and puffin tours ticket kiosk in Old Harbour, Reykjavik

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Icelandic troll — certainly not as cute as Moomin!

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We both love Hallgrímskirkja Church

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Just across the road from Eyjafjallajökull

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Eyjafjallajökull is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, situated north of Skógar and west of Mýrdalsjökull. Who would’ve thought such a harmless looking mountain could reek so much havoc!

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Eyjafjallajökull on 14 April 2010

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Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park

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Signs around Iceland