Upon first sight of the wild Icelandic landscape from the plane window, it was clear that this was no ordinary place.
Iceland possesses a sort of magic that grounds you yet leaves you in awe at the same time. This place is truly a raw winter wonderland during the colder months of the year.
With less than 5 hours daylight per day during our visit, we based ourselves in the South West of the island with Reykjavik and the Golden Circle route within reach. Taking our time to explore in our hire car and on foot, we journeyed through black lava fields, dense moorlands and alongside hot springs in the snow, often veering off the beaten path to find lesser spotted scenery and cafes favoured by the locals.
Although not one for visiting the same place twice, I might have to make an exception for Iceland…