iceland, the land of fire and ice
Iceland - a heaven situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This young island is home for over 325.671 Icelanders, a lot of tourists, but also for 370 birds species and 28 mammals. Its landscapes are breathtaking, sculpted by the ancient volcanoes. What an unspeakable joy to walk through these valleys and peaks! There's something about this place, something different from all other European places - a simplicity and a raw energy which you don't encounter elsewere. When you're here, you feel alive, eager to stay outdoors, to take in as much as possible of this land, no matter the weather, no matter if it’s rainy, snowy or sunny. I walked a lot in the coldest rain, my camera taking a shower almost every day. The frozen downpours had me soaked, yet every time the strong wind dried my clothes. For me, it was the adventure of a lifetime, and I hope I will soon return. Also, I'd like to discover new places and landscapes of this island, so until next time, enjoy the scent of a light winter over the peaks of Iceland.