Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale (Iceland)

For this week’s challenge I pulled the best shots from our trip to Reykjavik and the Ring Road. Nothing says scale better than Iceland’s sweeping vistas and urban contrasts.

Reykjavik from Perlan Viewing Deck

Reykjavik from Perlan Viewing Deck

Tjörnin Pond, Reykjavik City Centre

Tjörnin Pond, Reykjavik City Centre

Perlan Observation Deck, Reykjavik

Perlan Observation Deck, Reykjavik

A sign that could use a little English! ;)

A sign that could use a little English! 😉

Hydroponic Greenhouse, Hveragerði

Hydroponic Greenhouse, Hveragerði

Farmhouse, Skogar

Farmhouse, Skogar

Steps at Skogafoss  Waterfall

Steps at Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss Runoff

Skogafoss Runoff

Rowan Tree with Berries, Reyjkavik Airbnb

Rowan Tree with Berries, Reyjkavik Airbnb

No real sun while we were there…and it was very cold and miserably wet! I can’t say we actually liked Iceland, but it was a memorable stop enroute to London!

Until next time…
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Our reservations are booked!

A few weeks ago I shared the excitement of receiving my first ever Passport. Let’s just say I’m REALLY thrilled now that our flights are booked! 🙂

England here we come!

London Heathrow Arrivals Runway L7

Initially, we planned to explore the UK for two solid weeks in August, but learned we could knock 400.00 off each round trip airfare if we travelled in September….and stopped for 4 days in Iceland!!   How crazy is that????

Halló Reyjkavik!

Aerial View of Reyjkavik, Iceland from Bloomberg.com

We depart Orlando late on Sept 10 and arrive Iceland early the next morning.  According to Moyen Brenn’s blog and flickr site, we can expect a countryside that looks like this:

Iceland, stormy landscape from the ring road, south area, east of Vik, 9/3/13

and maybe even catch the Aurora Borealis!
Iceland, Northern lights from Vik area, east direction, 9/3/13

To quote my world travelling daughter, “Iceland was never even on my radar! I’m soooooo excited!”

So here’s where you all come in.  I would love recommendations for accommodations in Reykjavik, as well as the British areas of South Oxfordshire and East Sussex. (Eventually I’ll ask about Devon and Cornwall but I’m not ready for those yet! 😉  FYI: We’re inclined toward b&b/guesthouses/barges not hotels.  Thank you in advance, of course!

Until next time……

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