Iceland Notes and Inventory

Occasionally I like to write down some notes to share and an inventory of interesting things. So here goes.

Iceland was far more European than I expected. Parts of the city looked like any street in Germany. The products are similar if not the same and the hotel was very European.

If you go to Iceland, do not leave home without your raincoat. No matter what time of year it is. It is the most important thing. Well that and waterproof shoes. There is a lot of water in Iceland in all forms.

Layers, layers, layers.

Even if it is the worst horrible rainy day you have ever seen outside when you leave in the morning, bring your sunglasses. The weather changes faster there than any place I have ever been.

There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe the intense beauty of Iceland. There are just not enough words for what I saw and experienced. The pictures don't even come close to doing it justice.


Rainbow seen - 4

Rainstorms - 10-15

Hail Storm - 1

Times it snowed - 4

Times I looked at the sun to realize it was in the same exact spot hour after hour - 10

Glaciers visited - 1

Waterfalls visited/seen - 6

Divers getting ready to dive in what must have been the coldest water ever - 1 group

UNESCO Heritage Sites - 1

Mountains - too many to count

Times we saw the other women who were also traveling a similar schedule - 7

Bakeries visited - 2

Restaurants - 3

Times we got lost - 0