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superjeep tour // iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

[above gullfoss waterfall]

On our actual one-year anniversary, Chris and I scheduled an off-roading Superjeep tour of the Golden Circle of Iceland. We spent the entire day with our amazing guide/driver Toro, who took us to visit geysers, volcanic craters, a glacier, waterfalls and countless other stunning landscapes across southern Iceland. It was the most amazing way to ring in one year of love. Toro shared with us fun stories about Icelandic traditions, the country’s sustainable energy, agriculture and farming and even introduced us to the most amazing lamb soup on the planet in a restaurant on top of the Gullfoss waterfall. Also, he bought us a chocolate bar with my name on it! Apparently “Risa” means “big” in Icelandic. Who knew?! The highlight of the day was our visit to the Langjökull Glacier. We drove in our cute little superjeep to the point of no return. We got stuck in a snowy hole (but only for a second because Toro was no-joke behind the wheel), watched other drivers get stuck or slide onto the snow as the melting road beneath them disappeared and, alas, stood atop a glacier with the most amazing views of white nothingness for miles … “beyond the wall.” It was an incredible day.

Petting wild horses in Iceland[there are wild horses and sheep all over iceland. we pulled over to feed these beauties some bread and got up close and personal. it was incredible. icelandic horses are short in stature and apparently really really friendly. i wanted to bring one home.]

Langjökull Glacier, Iceland

[white nothingness. now i know why they film game of thrones on iceland’s glaciers.]

Standing in the middle of nowhere in Iceland where the landscape looks like Mars

[pit stop on Mars]

Crystal clear water in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

[crystal clear water so fresh and cold we filled our water bottle and drank from our hands every chance we could get.]

Chris drinking water from a lake in Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

[gullfoss waterfall]

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

[Þingvellir national park]

Langjökull Glacier, Iceland

[langjökull glacier]

rushing water over the Gullfoss Waterfall

[we were this close to the raging waters of gullfoss waterfall]

Waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

[waterfall inside Þingvellir national park]

Langjökull Glacier

[langjökull glacier]

a padlock with lovers' initials on a bridge in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

[what is this, paris?]

Gullfoss Waterfall from above

[gullfoss waterfall from above]

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

[Þingvellir national park]

Kerið Crater, Iceland

[this volcanic crater was created 3,000 years ago. the red rock around the lake was really something. sometimes in summer bands float on boats on the water and perform for concert-goers. i’d go back to iceland just for that!]

Þingvellir National Park

[Þingvellir national park]

Superjeep tour, Iceland

[our superjeep!]

Stacked rocks near Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

[so you don’t lose your way]

Langjökull Glacier

[langjökull glacier]

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