30 May 2013

getting ready for iceland.

last summer I didn't leave Finland at all and for the past two years I haven't been anywhere else - if I don't count my hometown in Italy: I feel like I haven't travelled anywhere new for a long time. I remember writing a travel wishlist and Iceland was at the top of it - so it shouldn't be a surprise that my first trip this summer will be there. it feels like a dream coming true: despite the fact that that travel wishlist isn't older than a year - I have been wanting to visit Iceland since I was a teenager. back then the reason had been my love for Sigur Rós - nowadays I still adore Icelandic music but there is so much more that attracts me to Iceland and that is why I have decided it is about time for me to visit it. I am so happy I will finally be able to go there - in exactly 20 days from now - and that Jacopo will be my travel companion for such a wonderful adventure!
getting ready for Iceland:
♥ photographs of Iceland from The Commons on Flickr
while waiting for these twenty days to pass I am looking at some beautiful photographs: among the blogs I read there are many that feature images from Iceland and I know that some of you have been there already and loved it. what do you suggest us to visit? we will have a car and only ten days to travel around but I especially would like to see some geyser and glaciers, Puffins and Icelandic Horses and some beautiful isolated wooden cottages. I would love to get some suggestions from you so please feel free to comment below - Jacopo and I are soon going to plan our itinerary.



P.S. I have already started to collect some film rolls to bring along with my favourite cameras: I am going to get a lot of them so that for once I won't be counting the number of shots I take - my very first trip to Iceland deserves very many photographs!

16 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to visit Iceland!!!

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    1. Yes, me too! I cannot believe I will finally be there in just a few weeks!

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  2. oh polly, this is wonderful! iceland is on my (long) travel list, too.
    unfortunately, this summer none of my desired destination is going to be checked off the list :( another big priority is taking all my resources!

    anyway, can't wait to see your pictures, and tips!
    some months ago i've made this list about iceland on airbnb: https://www.airbnb.it/wishlists/8228942 maybe you'll find it useful! (check out this one: https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/158736 i NEED to go there!)

    oh! you have to see this video: http://vimeo.com/62142043
    some inspiring photos here, too: http://www.griottes.fr/tag/islande

    sorry for overwhelming you ;)

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    1. Silvia, thank you so much for being so lovely and posting all these links! I will take a look to all of them with Jacopo. You're not overwhelming at all, actually I always love your comments!

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  3. So exciting Polly - I know you would love it!

    I had visited a licorice factory in Reykjavik but I don't remember the name I'm afraid, and the Blue Lagoon is a must of course!

    My friend Melinda was there last year...here's one of her blog posts:
    http://melindajosie.blogspot.ca/2012/07/july-26th-2012.html
    (I would keep clicking on older posts for more...)

    Happy Thurs!
    xoxo

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    1. A licorice factory? That sounds interesting! Thank you for sharing this link, dear Charlyn - I will go through your friend's blog carefully!

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  4. iceland is one of the places I want to visit before I die. Please, watch the video of bon ives "holocene", it was shooted at iceland too.
    please say hello to the cute iceland horses, I love them so much :)

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    1. I will take a look at the video now. Thank you for your suggestion! And I will say hello to the Icelandic horses for you!

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  5. I also have always wanted to visit Iceland!
    It will be wonderful then to see your photos from there!!

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    1. Thank you, dear Sirpa! I am happy you think so and I hope they will fulfill your expectations!

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  6. Well I haven't left my country in almost two years as well so I get your feeling!!! As for tips I was never there but check Olivia Rae James blog. She was there recently and blogged several tips for small villages! She's an amazing photographer so you'll love her work for sure!

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    1. Hi Claudia, thank you for stopping by this blog! I will check Olivia Rae James's blog then - I'm sure there will be many inspiring photographs there. Thank you for your suggestion!

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  7. oh wow, polly!
    i'm so excited to see your photos!

    i don't know iceland at all. i hope you have a great time! you definitely will :-)

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    1. thank you so much, Catarina! I hope you will like them!

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  8. Olala !! You are lucky ! It's a dream for me too ! :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Birdie! I am so happy about it! There is only a couple of weeks to go now and I cannot wait!

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