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Something Fishy's Icelandic TRs: Ten Trips And Counting!
« on: January 22, 2022, 09:21:01 PM »
I've had the incredible privilege of visiting Iceland ten times to date, and my love affair is showing no signs of stopping. I've been there in all seasons and have seen a tremendous amount of the country. I've gone as much as three years between visits, and as little as three days. This past summer alone I was there four times.

I've experienced hurricane-force winds and record-breaking heat waves; 5-hour days and 24-hour sunlight. I've climbed glaciers, roasted marshmallows over erupting volcanos, camped under the northern lights, hiked into ice caves, and so much more.

All trips with groups I organized and led, from 1 person to 25; from gnarly no-showers-for-4-days to ultra-luxury itineraries. We've had daf yomi shuirim in places where there had likely never been one ever before, a siyum mesechta (of course!) and a kumzitz on an active volcano, and without question the loudest כאלה ever this far north.

The very first trip has already been written up here a while ago, and I had begun the second. I'll finish that up here first, and then move on to the others. As more trips happen iy"h I'll continue updating this thread; keep an eye on the wiki for the latest trip reports.



Trip 1: February 2015



Unbelievable auroras - my first time seeing them, and still the best display I've ever seen. Not a bad way to celebrate my birthday!



Trip 2: July 2016



Sunset from behind the veil of Seljalandsfoss



Trip 3: May 2019



Selfoss sunset



Trip 4: November 2019



Sunset through the ice at Jokulsarlon Beach



Trip 5: February 2020



Aurora over Jokulsarlon Lagoon



Trip 6: June 2021



The rising sun trying its best to break through the hellish landscape of the erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano at 3am



Trip 7: July 2021



Insane desert adventure at Ingˇlfsh÷f­i



Trip 8: July 2021



Flying over Fagradalsfjall volcano



Trip 9: August 2021



How's that for a view!



Trip 10: January 2022



Crazy spectacular sunset at Jokulsarlon Lagoon
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Re: Something Fishy's Icelandic TRs: Ten Trips And Counting!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2022, 09:31:12 PM »
Absolutely stunning.
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Something Fishy's Icelandic TRs: Ten Trips And Counting!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2022, 09:32:06 PM »
Insane.
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Re: Something Fishy's Icelandic TRs: Ten Trips And Counting!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2022, 09:47:31 PM »


Trip 4: November 2019



Sunset through the ice at Jokulsarlon Beach




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Re: Something Fishy's Icelandic TRs: Ten Trips And Counting!
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2022, 02:21:54 PM »
Unbelievable.  Makes one really believe in HBH

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