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  • Travel Journal: Iceland

    January 22nd, 2014  —  12 Comments

    If you’re a regular follower of our blog, you know how much we love seeing the cool places where ONA bags go with our awesome customers. Our team also loves globetrotting with our own ONA bags: founder Tracy Foster recently jetted over to Iceland for a long weekend with her husband and her Antique Cognac Leather Bowery camera bag. Here’s a look at what they experienced as they braved the chill on this gorgeous little island in the Atlantic.

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    While we weren’t lucky enough to see the Northern Lights (one of our big hopes for the trip), we were still blown away by the stunning natural beauty of Iceland. With only a few hours of daylight each day to explore, there was more than enough to see and do in this country of about 300,000 people in an area the size of Ohio. Sticking to adventures in Reykjavik and the Southern Coast, we were astonished at the sight of black sand beaches, basalt columns, rushing waterfalls and snow-covered scenery as far as the eye could see.

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    The black sands and natural column-period rock formations of Reynisfjara Beach were simply otherworldly; a dusting layer of snow and the absence of other people contributed to the ethereal feel of the Icelandic coast.

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    I was so excited to spend a little time with these adorable Icelandic horses that we encountered along the side of Ring Road. Native to Iceland, the small and hardy breed dates back to Viking Age Scandinavians. No other horses are allowed in the country, and exported horses are never allowed to return, maintaining the purity of this beautiful animal.

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    Even though there were only four and half hours of daylight each day, driving down the southern coast was a pure winter wonderland. The streets, coated with snow and ice, made for a somewhat daunting but truly unforgettable ride.

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    7D1A6251Surrounded by ice and snow, the mighty Skogafoss Waterfall looked and felt nearly celestial.

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    Dog sledding at Skálafell was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. A fresh covering of snow made the trek a bit challenging for the huskies, but they seemed to love every minute, jumping up with excitement and anticipation every time the musher called. My fingertips are (literally) still numb from the five degree chill.

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    Heading back to the airport, wishing we could extend the trip, we enjoyed views of a less snowy but still beautiful terrain. Thank you for an awesome (but far too brief!) adventure, Iceland. Until next time.

 

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