28 January 2013

Daydreaming of Iceland

We've been home from Iceland for nearly a week and I'm still in a dreamy state over the stunning landscape and quaint Nordic-influence in Reykjavik. Although this was my first visit, everything felt familiar- a lovechild of my Pacific Northwest rearing between mountains and my mother's Swedish blood.

Street art appears around nearly every corner- from paint to glass and other scrap materials.

The Blue Lagoon and surrounding lava terrain is otherworldly. We floated in the warm water for hours with a glass of wine in hand.

Exploring new places with a camera and no agenda is my flavor. Harpa (above) and glimpses around Reykjavik below. 

We enjoyed some gorgeous meals of local seafood- whale, shark, herring and reindeer. Notable: the tasting menus at Sjavagrillid, hot dogs (really!) at Baejarinss Beztu Pylsur, bruschetta at Solon, Icelandic fish sampler at Geysir, cheap drinks and sports at Lebowski Bar, the hipster scene at Prikid , the Solid burger and lunch tasting menu of octopus salad and white fish at Islenski Barinn  and a ridiculous lobster feast at Fjorubordid during our Northern Lights excursion.

View the full set of photos on my Flickr & Instagram pages (keisharose_).

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