The Wonder of Iceland

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

Miriam Beard

If you  enjoy the rugged outdoors, Iceland may be just the place for you as it is full of opportunity to explore the wonders of nature.

IcelandNot many blooming things are native, but here and there among the lava rocks, you find little flowers peeking out adding touches of color to the monochromatic landscape.

IcelandTrekking down a lava path, you are likely to encounter a waterfall crashing down exerting its power.

IcelandHow different each one is ,

Icelandand if you don’t mind getting sprayed with icy water you may be able to explore a back side which is a totally magical experience.

IcelandThere are glaciers, some of which you can actually walk on provided you have proper equipment to keep you from sliding all over the place.

IcelandMost are covered with volcanic ash giving them a very different appearance from ones you might see elsewhere.

IcelandIn parts of Iceland, it is not unusual to see geysers, big and little, 

Icelandthat erupt far more frequently than Old Faithful in Yellowstone.  There is no warning, just an explosive burst of hot water coming from deep within the earth.

IcelandIceland is an island of still active volcanoes like this one hidden this day by  clouds.  It is the one that erupted three years ago causing havoc far beyond Iceland.  Needless to say, the farmer who lives below this volcano hopes it stays dormant for quite some time!


Volcanic rocks like rough hewn sculptures act as sentinels and provide challenging climbs for the daring.  The trekking is one thing, but I’ll watch the climbers!

Iceland is, indeed, a land of rugged natural wonder.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

7 thoughts on “The Wonder of Iceland

  1. nutsfortreasure August 15, 2013 — 8:45 pm

    Stunning thanks for taking us!

  2. I did not know about the geysers in Iceland…makes sense due to the volcanoes…Never realized that Iceland is such a beautiful place…

  3. Stunning, gorgeous, amazing. I want to go!

  4. Amazing landscape to see. Love the water shots!

  5. Beautiful! I’d be watching the climbers too 🙂

  6. Linda,
    Your blog on Iceland has wonderful pictures. I did not realize you had been there. You might mention the blue Lagoon. It was our favorite experience when we were there last fall.
    I thought Iceland looked like we were on the moon. It was the end of April before we met you at cooking school. Sal and I are in Toas enjoying mornings in the 50’s and days in the 70. Beats Austin in August.. Hope your summer is a good one .
    Best to you and Phil.

  7. I’m so glad you’re doing the travelling for me and that you’re having such a good time 🙂

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