Kemst þó hægt fari

 

Autumn swept ruthlessly across, and in between, the dormant volcanoes on the mythical island of Iceland, leaving nothing but five sets of wet footprints in the mud behind us. It was magical. Imagine your breath being taken away from you for a whole week. Ripped out of your throat. Beauty on repeat. Exhausting. Thrilling. The roaring, volcanic mountains and the nothingness of the flatlands. Water so clear you could count the coins people had thrown in it wishing for love and happiness and wealth. You could almost see their desperate fingerprints on the silvery metal. I've never experienced alluring rain storms like that or felt such clean rain hit my face. How could I possibly explain it? And as the thousands of rives twirled and swirled their way across extreme contrasts, much like these veins of ours, I couldn't help but feel smaller than ever before. And in a weird way it felt like home. Cold. Wet. Contradicting. Perfectly imperfect. I must go back.

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Quote: Íslands, Landsbókasafn (1980). Translation: Kemst þó hægt fari - You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly.

12 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous pictures!! Iceland looks like a place untouched by humans. Breathtaking scenery.
    I miss mountains and wild horses! I grew up in a similar environment (Wyoming, USA) and I miss the wide open spaces!

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    1. Thank you so much, sweet Heidi! I fell in love, there's no doubt about it. Hoping to go back there again soon <3

      I know exactly what you mean. Northern Norway has some similarities with Iceland as well, especially when it comes to the mountains.

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  2. Ask Embla, I love it!!! As a matter of fact, the legend of Aske and Embla is one of my ever fave. Iceland must be one of the most beautiful places in the world, if not the most beautiful. Looking at those pictures I could almost see viking ships approaching shores, viking warriors threading hills...
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    1. I couldn't agree more! It was/is just breathtaking! I literary had to catch my breath a couple of times a day, it was that great!

      I'm so happy to see that you like my pictures!

      Thanks for commenting <3

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  3. So we feel the same way

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  4. Gorgeous and irresistible! Beautiful photographies, I can sense touching horses skin and breathing same air as You did. x

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    1. Thank you so much! The scenery was just unbelievable. The whole feel of the island was quite shocking, in a good way. For some reason, I just felt like I was where I belonged. Like I was back to set my roots. I may have to look into that. It was an overwhelming feeling, actually.

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    1. Tusen, tusen takk for det! Jeg savner Island. Det var så nydelig!

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