See you, Iceland!
This is no doubt an unforgettable experience in my life. We always hear people discuss global warming, and see the ice collapse from videos, but there is another feeling if you stand in front of the glacier, watch and hear the glacier collapse and melt. Although the melting leads to the formation of the beautiful glacier lagoon, it reminds us again the earth is changing.
In the beginning of planning this trip I also considered to visit Greenland, the place except Antarctica where we still can see the ice sheet. However, due to the expensive airfare and my limited time, I chose to stay in Iceland only. Also I was worried if a winter storm come during my stay, otherwise I’ll be really exciting to send Christmas cards to my family and friends from Greenland, which is believed to be the home country of Santa Claus (although each Nordic country claims Santa’s residence to be within their territory and most people believe he lives in Finland). (Find more here.)
You can talk to people around the world during traveling. You can read yourself in deep if you travel alone. I’m studying life, not only science, but also things which are happening around us.
I’d like to visit Iceland again during the warm days someday, it must be another impressive experience.
Here is a list that next time I will be interested to do:
- A road trip is highly recommended to travel Iceland during warm seasons.
- Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour
- Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, according to Guide to Iceland.
- North Iceland
- Blue lagoon
- Golden circle
- Dog sledding
- Riding Icelandic horses
- The 5 Million Star Hotel
- Whale and puffin watching
- Midnight sun (or see this in Greenland)
And of course, northern light again!