We arrived in ├Źsland before sunrise.
Seydisfjordur
We were able to meet a nice couple from the ship and get a ride across the entire country!
South East Iceland
We took the southern road and got to stop many times at many of the amazing spots we passed.
Nina and Jonathan
Iceland was covered with stunningly dynamic landscape.  These volcanic valleys were the first we saw.
South East Iceland melting hills
South East Iceland Mountains
South East Iceland Valley
South East Iceland
South East Iceland
Crystal clear rainbows were a common part of this enchanted country.
South East Iceland Rainbow Coast
South East Iceland Road
South East Iceland Pyramid
A glacier covers 1/3 of Iceland.  These are pictures of pieces breaking off into the ocean.
Glacier Water
Glacier Water
Waterfall
Glorious Clouds
We camped in the town of Hverager├░i and took a beautiful hike into the mountains nearby.  We found many hot springs and vowed to return.
Hveragerdi Hike
Hveragerdi Hike
Hveragerdi Icelandic Pony
Hveragerdi Icelandic Pony
Hveragerdi Rainbow
One of many murals in the capitol.
Reykjavik Mural
Tecktonic Plates
Tecktonic Plates
A long-term volunteer from the SEEDS volunteer program we participated in.
Mathias france
Light house
Coast
Coast JC
They love their monster trucks and hot dogs in Iceland  :)
4wd Super Monster Truck
A pole in the NATO military base where our volunteer group was staying.
rust
NATO base
Blue Lagoon
Gay Bar
SEEDS Volunteers and Rainbow
Ninas still life
Volcanic Crater
Lava
Volcanic Crater Guillermo
Anja Kyle and Song Hee
View
Red and Green hills
Stone Pile
Afternoon view across the valley
Volcanic Crater Jonathan
Gulfoss
Gulfoss
Blue Puddle
The location of the original "geyser" in Haukadalur (from which others derived their name).
Geysir
├×ingvellir - an enchanted valley and birthplace of Icelandic democracy in 930 AD.
Thingvellir
Thingvellir
Thingvellir
Thingvellir
Thingvellir Nina Rainbow
Thingvellir Rainbow
A beached dolphin we tried to save, washed ashore the next day several miles down the coast.  Is it a coincidence that there was a cemetery located exactly there on the coast?
Dead Dolphin
We returned to the mountains near Hveragerdi with Desmond from SEEDS.  Spent the night up in a free forestry cabin and enjoyed the valley.
Hveragerdi Hike 2
Hot-spring fed river... one could move up and down the river to find the desired temperature.  Outside it was just above freezing.
Hot River Nina
Hot River
Nina Desmond
Hot Mud
Hot Steam Jonathan Nina
Waterfall
Valley
Sheep
October 1st it began snowing.
First Snow
Staying with our CouchSurfing.com hosts (Andrea and Unnar), we learned about an Icelandic tradition -- put the baby in the snow.  See next picture for a better idea of the landscape there on the base.
Baby Snow
NATO base
We decided to head out into the unknown with what was to be a 3-day journey up to ├Źsafj├Âr├░ur in the Westfjords (Vestfir├░ir) and a 2.5 week adventure.
Holmavik Nina Hitchhike
It was remote... real remote.
Holmavik Hitchhike Jonathan
West Fjords
West Fjords
West Fjords
West Fjords
West Fjords
Isafjordur House
Isafjordur boat
Fridrik was a guitar teacher there in Isafjordur who graciously invited us to stay in his living room.  We cooked each night and explored the nearby mountains and small villages.
Isafjordur Fridrik
My first good glimpse of the aurora borealis.
Isafjordur Northern Lights
Isafjordur Northern Lights
West Fjords
Sheep
West Fjords
Jonathan and Fridrik
West Fjords
Hundafoss Photo Collage
West Fjords
Hundafoss Mushrooms
We continued traveling south from the westfjords south with a ferry to Snaefellsnes.
Stykkisholmur Sunset
Stykkisholmur Sunset
Snaefellsnes Nina Moss
Snaefellsnes
Snaefellsnes
Little, magical beings lived in these hills.
Snaefellsnes
Snaefellsnes Mountain
Snaefellsnes
Songhellir Graffiti
For days we walked through this landscape... tried to hitchhike, but were rarely picked up.
Snaefellsnes Coast
Ogres turned to stone because they were still out at sunrise.
Snaefellsnes Ogres
Snaefellsnes Sunset Mountains
Snaefellsnes Guesthouse
Snaefellsnes Sunset
Snaefellsnes Coast
Snaefellsnes Horses
I had Nina test it out to make sure it wouldn't break.
Snaefellsnes Nina Bridge
Snaefellsnes House
Snaefellsnes House
Snaefellsnes Glacier
Icelandic Pony
Snaefellsnes Pony
Snaefellsnes Glorious Sun through clouds
Snaefellsnes Moon over mountain