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Hnausapollur (Bláhylur)
#53 - Monday, January 23, 2017

Have you ever been to a place that you are sure you dreamed about a long time ago? Ever since I was little, I can remember a nightmare where I am overlooking a lake surrounded by black soil and an alien landscape. When I first walked up to the edge of this lake, Hnausapollur, a strange and foreign sensation travelled through my body that made my hair stand up. I remember touching the ancient red and black ash covering the ground that formed from a volcanic eruption about 1130 years ago. If I had only visited this place at night time, with the moonlight reflecting off the quiet waters, a dream come true it would definitely be.

Hnausapollur (Bláhylur)

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Hjálparfoss
#52 - Monday, January 23, 2017

Hjálparfoss is a double waterfall that lies in the volcanic fields created by the stratovolcano Hekla. Shortly before my departure to Iceland, scientists began warning visitors of the long overdue eruption of Hekla that could strike at any moment. This waterfall is surrounded by ash and basalt formations that remind you of how alive Iceland really is.

Hjálparfoss

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Reykjavik from the top of Hallgrímskirkja
#51 - Friday, January 20, 2017

Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran church in the most Northern capital in the world, Reykjavik, Iceland. After admiring this stunning piece of architecture, no visit is complete without a trip to the top of the spire where one can find immersive views of the city.

Reykjavik from the top of Hallgrímskirkja

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Seljalandsfoss
#50 - Friday, January 20, 2017

Seljalandsfoss is my favourite waterfall in Iceland. After taking the time to admire the picturesque views of this waterfall, I noticed a small cave behind where one can climb to for a truly immersive view. It is at this place where I was introduced to the European take on safety. With no railings or safety precautions whatsoever, it is up to the visitor to ensure they don't slip down the hill or the narrow rocks that surround the cave.

Seljalandsfoss

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Sólheimajökull
#49 - Friday, January 20, 2017

The sólheimajökull glacier is the closest I have felt to being on an alien planet. With nearly no vegetation, the icy blue glacier mixed with the ancient sand and rock provides a surreal atmosphere to anyone visiting. The glacier hides the active volcano Katla underneath it. It is this volcano that produces the hydrogen sulfide gasses in the river above it, giving it the name 'The Stinker'.

Sólheimajökull

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