NORDICA: Kapelluhraun

Thursday



"I'm so excited for this adventure, the first in a lifetime of adventures together."

NORDICA: Reykjanestá

Saturday



We climbed over sharp, black lava rocks to watch the waves crashing. A bitter wind followed us as we headed towards the cliffs and up a narrow path to the top, where we could see the little island Eldey, where the seabirds nest.

NORDICA: Seltún + Gunnuhver

Thursday



The geothermal fields were otherworldly, volatile, and apocalyptic - with soil and mud ranging from white to blue to bright yellow and red, bubbling, boiling, and steaming. The air was thick, and the smell of sulphur overpowering. We tiptoed across the vents and hiked further up and over a moss-covered hill until we were nearly able to see to the coast.

NORDICA: Raufarhólshellir

Friday



Our day in the Reykjanes was unforgettable - from ice caves and sea cliffs to geothermal vents and lava fields. We started off by climbing into the Raufarhólshellir, a 5000+ year old lava tube filled with ice stalagmites and mountains of snow. Shielded from the wind, it was calm and quiet in the cave - the only noise was the dripping water from the icicles hanging above us.