Iceland: Engaging the Extreme

Reykjanesfólkvangur National Park

On a recent trip to Iceland, a colleague asked our small group to recap our seven-day experience in the country, using just one adjective. My word: Extreme. Everything about Iceland is this way: the landscape, the rapidly changing weather, the price of a beer. Iceland has become an extremely popular destination, and the appeal is obvious. Iceland is extreme.

Traveling with a wonderful group of talented educators from various areas of study offered a glimpse into what others look for when they travel to a new destination. This post is humbly dedicated to all of you.* Hearing the observations of biologists and political scientists was a real treat. For those of us trained in architectural design and landscape architecture, communicating visually is second nature. So, here is a photographic journey to entice anyone curious about Iceland.


Outside Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon, A Greenhouse & Geysers 

South Coast: Glaciers, Waterfalls, and the Ocean

Sólheimajökull Glacier

Bonus: The Northern Lights

Thursday, March 16th 10:53pm

Thursday, March 16th 10:53pm

*Thanks you for a wonderful experience Carol, Erin, Rebekah, Laura, Becca, Heather, Susan, Stephanie, Meisha, Tami, Michelle, Michelle, David, Anne Marie, Regina, Anne, and Bob.

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