Akureyri…

Feeling refreshed from the baths yesterday, we rose early and headed west along the Ring Road til we arrived at Safnasafnið. “Safnasafnið is one of Iceland’s most important art museums and the only one collecting folk and outsider art. At present it stores approximately 5000 works. The museum has an extensive exhibition area, a library…

Myvatn & Godafoss…

From Húsavík we headed down the 85 til we hit the 87, connecting us back with the Ring Road. We first visited Hverir, a geothermal area riddled with bubbling mud pools and constantly steaming fumaroles. It’s a very bleak landscape, something you’d imagine a primordial planet would begin as. The sulfur smell is very strong…

Dettifoss & Asbyrgi…

Day four of the road trip started with a long drive through the northeastern part of the ring road, then heading north up the 862 til we got to Dettifoss. 330 feet wide and a drop of144 feet, Dettisfoss is said to be the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe. The falls were definitely…

Fardagafoss and Seydisfjordur…

After two days full of stops, we slow things down a bit for day three. We had several stops cut from this leg of the road trip since everyone was pretty beat from the first two days. We dropped Lagarfljót, Hallormsstadhaskogur, and Hengifoss, since they required a bit of a detour from our main route.…

Iceberg Lagoon…

We slept in, trying to recover from yesterday’s 11 miles worth of hiking. We had some Quaker Oatmeal packets for breakfast along with a big cup of English Breakfast tea. Feeling a little better after breakfast, and with one day in the camper-van down, we realized that we needed to better organize the gear and…

The Road Trip begins…

Day 4 in Iceland, the first day of our ten day road trip around the island. After a lot of research, we decided renting a camper-van would be the best way to see as much of Iceland as we could, while going at our own pace and the ability to just stop for the night…

The Golden Circle…

Katya and I got up early and went on a 20-30 minute search for breakfast, since most places don’t open in Iceland til at least 9am. We found a nice pastries shop, Kornid, that was open and grabbed some donuts from breakfast and a pair of sandwiches for lunch. We then headed to BSI Reykjavik,…

Reykjavik, Iceland…

Day 1 – After an uneventful 8 hour flight, we arrived around 2pm, caught the FlyBus to Reykjavik, settled into our AirBnB to relaxed for a bit, then headed out to explore a little before dinner. With only ~330,000 people in the whole country, and 70% of them living in Reykjavik, it still feels like…

Trip Prep: Iceland and Copenhagen

When Katya and I got married earlier this year we decided to take a short Mini–Moon, and have a delayed honeymoon later in the year, both for financial and scheduling reasons. Well now the time has come to get ourselves out of the country and enjoy some time exploring new places. We’ll have one full day…

Temecula Wine Country…

Earlier this month Katya and I hit our 6 month mark since we got married. Though it’s something I’m indifferent about celebrating I knew Katya would like it. I decided to take her down to Temecula to hangout at a few wineries, and find a spot for her to relax and draw/paint. Some background: since…

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum…

Another weekend and another photo trip with Katy and my sister, heading east an hour or so to the Noah Purifoy Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum. “In the late 1980s, Purifoy moved to the Mojave Desert, and over the last fifteen years of his life built what is now the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Sculpture Museum. Located…

Climbing in New Jack City…

Another weekend and another last minute camping trip. This time my friend Taylor invited Katya and I out to New jack City to camp and learn to rock climb. I’d climbed  a little bit in college but i didn’t really remember much, and Katya had never tried before, so we were both nervous but excited…

Salton Sea & Slab City…

Katya and I hit the road again this weekend, finally making our way out to the Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain and Slab City. We threw the trip together last minute, tossing the camping gear and a full cooler into the car, and heading east on the 60. The drive was an easy 2 hour trip,…