This week’s story details the conclusion of my trip, with my husband, Jess, to Iceland Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2023.
The following days were comprised of stops at Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most photographed spots in all of Iceland, and the LAVA Center, where we learned about Iceland’s volcanoes and how their eruptions and lava flows have shaped the country over time.
We visited the Skogar Folk Museum to explore Iceland’s cultural heritage and learn about the lives of Iceland’s early settlers through an array of tools, books and handcrafts.
We were then off to the Vatnajokull glacier, the largest in Iceland and the largest glacier mass in Europe. It was mind boggling!
Next was a black sand beach called Diamond Beach - something you don’t find in the United States. It was pretty cool!
After, we went to the Skaftafell wilderness area to view some of its wonders, such as glaciers, waterfalls, a snow-capped volcano and lava fields.
All in all, we saw it all. Sunrise, when we were there, was 10:45 a.m., and sunset was approximately 3:45 p.m. They are five hours ahead of us, so upon returning home, it took a while to acclimate ourselves back to our reality.
I would highly recommend everyone taking a trip to beautiful Iceland. It’s surreal in many aspects and like nothing you have ever seen. We took “a gazillion” pictures, and I tried to share some of the best to accompany this article.
Hope you enjoyed it!
PHOTO COURTESY OF LIZ HAHN Press columnist Liz Hahn visits a black sand beach during a recent visit to Iceland with her husband, Jess.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF LIZ HAHN Large chunks of icebergs shine like gems in the light, giving Diamond Beach its name.
The Vatnajokull glacier is the largest glacier mass in Europe.
Skogafoss Falls, one of Iceland's biggest waterfalls, makes for a majestic backdrop.