In Iceland, I saw some of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. It's a bit difficult to even process how much beauty (or I'd even call it magic) I saw in those five days in Iceland. I am so grateful to everyone that made this trip possible and for the people I met along the way. One of the most amazing parts was how quickly the weather and consequently, the scenery, changed before our eyes. If I went back now to the exact spots I shot, I know it may look completely different.
On our third night, the sky cleared up a wee bit, and we got a glimpse of the Northern Lights, something that has been on my life bucket list for quite some time. We were down in the south east part of the country in a fishing town called Höfn. The winds whipped stronger than ever that night. A few of us hunkered down outside with our tripods as the lights danced for us; mine could barely stand against the winds. I felt like I was in a dream — this couldn't be real. (Though I'll let you in on a little secret. The lights were more like glowing clouds the night we saw them; the camera brought out the green and purples, but to the naked eye, it was mostly colorless.)
I first came across this quote in the first issue of Wayfare magazine and I couldn't help but use it here. I left Iceland feeling inspired, overwhelmed and humbled. Nature make me feel small in a way the city doesn't. A sky full of stars is something I'll never get here. While I am a city girl at heart, I realized I need more healthy doses of nature in my life.
My words nor my photos do this experience justice. I can't recommend visiting Iceland enough to see it for yourself. I am, for sure, returning as soon as I can.