The Sun Voyager on a not-so-sunny day, this sculpture can be found along the Sculpture & Shore Walk in Reykjavík. Despite its appearance, it is not actually intended to resemble a Viking ship, but rather an ode to the sun and a symbol for hope.
we had a long day behind us, driving to the Black Sand Beach in Vik listening to white ocean waves that crash into the black sand, then to Reynisfjara where Mother Nature built a beautiful stone wall and then we wanted to drive to Dyrholaey but the mountain was too steep and dangerous and our car too small. So there we stood, not quite sure how to get up and it got a little dark. I put my anxiety aside bc I said „you never know how long we‘re aloud to go up there before Mother Nature destroys it bc she decided that humans are not worthy“ and I asked strangers on the parking lot who had a big car if they could drive us up there. It worked after the 5th time! So we sat in a big car with two strangers going up on a bumpy steep road. As soon as we got out of the car we saw what was the most beautiful view ever. mountains over mountains, a long black beach and the endless ocean with the sunset. We got a little emosh. The stone bridge on the other side was unbelievable you couldn’t grasp how big it is and that it’s real. It almost wasn’t. 10 our of fucking 10 would do it again.
I lost my way returning to the parking lot from the Hvítserkur rock and ended up behind a fence to a large piece of farmland and man driving a tractor. As I tried to find the trail I used to hike down, my heart nearly jumped when I noticed a pair of eyes intently staring at me through the long grass. I had other sheep look like they were going to charge at me when I got close, so I didn’t risk it. But I did go around and was pleasantly surprised to see two adorably sleepy lambs with her 😍
By far not the prettiest of waterfalls in Iceland but this shot just portraits the Iceland mood so well. When you're road tripping around the Iceland ringroad this is Iceland. Can't wait to go back there, hopefully soon.