Pack Your Bags: The South Shore, Iceland

Is it cold yet where you live?

It's pretty darn wintery feeling here in England.

Almost about the same temperatures 
that we were experiencing two months ago in Iceland.

Not that it is too surprising to find yourself
bundled up in a land named, well, after frozen water.

Don't worry though.

Despite the low temps,
you are typically so excited by the endless rainbows and waterfalls
you can find yourself jumping and skipping 
your way into a nice sweat.

Here are some of the gorgeous sites we saw
after leaving Reykjavic 
and heading out into the unknown
under the care of our awesome outfitters, Nature Explorer Iceland.

Getting my baby bump on at Skaftafell National Park.

The glorious (and famous) waterfalls,  Skogafoss.

Heading to Iceland's fourth largest glacier, Myrdalsjokull.

As close to the glacier that we could safely get. You can fall hundreds of feet in the cracks. Beware!

See what I mean?

This place could have anyone
 finding themselves in a hot fuss
over how gorgeous it is.

Just pack some warm boots, a bit of Gore-Tex
and your acclimating emotions will take care of the rest.

If you're planning a trip to Iceland,
here are some of the things we did (and loved) on Iceland's South Shore:

We stayed at Hotel Laki (recommended!),
took a boat ride through a glacier lagoon called Jokulsarlon,
went horseback riding on funny little Icelandic ponies at Hestheimar,
visited the stunning waterfalls of Skogafoss & Seljalandsfoss
and hiked through Skaftafell National Park.

*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy

Posted on November 18, 2012 and filed under "Jet Setting", "europe", "iceland", "travel tips", "travel".