Sian Prior

Writer, Broadcaster, Singer, MC & Teacher

Winter Journey 2016 – Chapter Four [July 28]

I have been wanting to go to Iceland for a few years now. Something about the wild landscape, the small population size, the intriguing political history and the music scene,  all combined to push it to the top of my travel list. So I persuaded my friend Kate to join me in a two week jaunt around the south of the island. We both spent the trip agape at the natural beauty. (We also saw Bjork get out of her car in the main street. But that’s another story.) I think it’s worth two separate postings – here’s the first. (More comprehensive captions coming soon)

 

 

Reykjavik.

Reykjavik.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I arrived in town the night the Icelandic soccer team came home to an anti-hero's welcome, after the European Cup.

I arrived in town the night the Icelandic soccer team came home to an anti-hero’s welcome, after the European Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some stunning architecture in Reykjavik.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is where the first Icelandic parliament met.

This is where the first Icelandic parliament met.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cant believe our luck.

Can’t believe our luck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water water everywhere.

Water water everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bubble bubble boil and bubble. Geysers everywhere.

Bubble bubble boil and bubble. Geysers everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Icelandic gamer's daughter threatened to throw herself off this waterfall if it was dammed for hydro-electric power. You go girl!

An Icelandic farmer’s daughter threatened to throw herself off this waterfall if it was dammed for hydro-electric power. You go girl!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another stunning waterfall.

Another stunning waterfall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long way up. But look at that view.

Long way up. But look at that view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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