I’m not really sure how to describe today other than totally, completely surreal.
I woke up to the sunshine, which I’ve come to know in Iceland is very rare. I visited the little coffee shop that already feels familiar, walking the streets that in just one day feel like old friends.
I followed this wonderful smell that turned out to be coming from a tiny little bakery where I got the most delicious croissant I’ve ever tasted.
I took an early morning nap because, well, I was exhausted 🙂
But then for the amazing stuff… I visited Geysir, the site of one of the oldest geysers in Iceland/the world, and the one which the rest of the world’s geysers have to thank for their name.
We then visited the Gullfoss waterfall which was beyond incredible. We were lucky enough today to have the sun shining just at the right time, so we were able to witness the rainbow glistening off the spray of the water.
And then I snorkeled. In 32 degree glaciar water. Between two tectonic plates separating Europe and America. We literally swam between the two continents. The visibility was immaculate. Was it freezing? Well, yes. But they equip you well. And warm you up with hot cocoa and cookies at the end, so I’d say it was definitely worth it. I can’t wait to get home and share all the pictures to show off at least a bit of all I’ve seen.
The people were so incredible. Everyone here, both locals and foreigners and other travelers, are sincerely some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.
Today I don’t feel quite so out of place any more. But I continue to feel my size compared to the vastness of this Earth shrink and shrink and shrink. Yet at the same time my circle gets bigger, bit by bit.
Again, a curious sensation. But one that I am loving wonderfully so.