Iceland

15 Feb

Iceland 2012 Trip

As you may know, this past November I went on a weekend “girls” trip with my Mother, Aunt and my Aunt’s friends to Iceland. To be honest, I went to Iceland with ZERO expectations. I basically knew it was going to be really cold, and that it was one of the few places in the world where you can see the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights was the primary reason we were visiting the country to begin with.

Let’s just say Iceland FAR exceeded my expectations. I’d absolutely love to go back sometime I enjoyed it so much. I was blown away not just by the beauty of the country, but also its people. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Another thing that surprised me was the shopping in Reykjavik, the country’s capital. I came home with so many awesome, unique pieces from the many independent designers who all had boutiques in town.

Though I took over 300 photos while there, these are some of my favorite images during my trip. Knowing I was going to try to catch the Northern Lights, I brought all my good camera gear with me so I got some pretty amazing images to remember this trip by.

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

Iceland 2012 Trip

I had a few readers ask me about my experience eating vegan while in Iceland. All in all, I was pretty lucky. We stayed at the Hilton and right across the street was a fantastic raw/health food restaurant called Glo that the locals recommended. I also accidentally stumbled across a health food store behind the hotel that was chock full of vegan goodies, including soy milk and cookies. Funny thing is I got some soy milk to have with cereal at the hotel, only to the next day find the hotel had gotten some to put out at the buffet since I was asking for it the day prior. Talk about great service!

Iceland Trip 2013

All the staff at most of the restaurants knew what vegan meant and guided me to appropriate items I could order. There was only one place I think accidentally served me butter, which I knew due to me being allergic to dairy and getting really horrible stomach aches. Otherwise pretty much everywhere I went, even including local coffee shops in Reykjavik had vegan options, many of which were clearly marked with the universal V sign.

If you have any questions on where I ate and specifics on what I visited and did, please feel free to message me!

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10 Responses to “Iceland”

  1. Renee February 17, 2013 at 2:46 PM #

    Oh my gosh these photos are incredible! I loved the blue lagoon so much, and I also found the people to be so friendly (and beautiful!)

  2. allesistgut February 18, 2013 at 4:04 AM #

    You took some great shots in the cold Icelandic winter. Beautiful!
    Have a nice day!

  3. Knit and Purl Garden March 11, 2013 at 2:17 PM #

    Wow, awesome photos : I would love to visit Iceland and see the Northern lights!

  4. MindLicker March 11, 2013 at 4:04 PM #

    I love your pictures. Very clean, very clear. Awesome trip, it seems. m/

    • Corrie March 12, 2013 at 8:33 AM #

      Thank you! Traveling is a great excuse to break out my good camera gear.

  5. jeanofalltrades March 11, 2013 at 6:31 PM #

    Gorgeous shots. I’m glad you did okay, vegan-wise. That was always a concern of mine. I’d love to visit Iceland one day. The sky and water have such amazing colors. Wow!

    • Corrie March 12, 2013 at 8:32 AM #

      Thank you! I highly recommend visiting Iceland if you ever get a chance. It’s inexpensive to visit and well worth it. I’m already planning my next trip back :-)

  6. Miss Penny Black March 12, 2013 at 1:44 AM #

    Those shoes! Any directions for finding them? Love your photos, we’re heading there in a few months:).

    • Corrie March 12, 2013 at 8:31 AM #

      Which shoes are you referring to? If it’s my boots I got them from JustFab. The wall of colored JC Lita type boots were all at a boutique in downtown Reykjavik. I forget exactly which one it was, but they were all vegan!

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