Monthly Recap: August 2017

We’ve spent more than half of our August in Iceland and it was the very best trip we’ve had in a long time! First, it lasted for more than two weeks – a good start. Second, it took place in Iceland – that’s enough to make it perfect. We are all for nature and the serenity, beauty and variety it offers and Iceland is richly blessed with that. Third, we had fabulous weather – a lot of sunshine and very little rain only to showcase one of the prettiest rainbows we’ve seen in our lives.

The only bad thing about Iceland was leaving. (Our purse was happier than us though…) Getting back from such a great trip causes the worst post-travel blues. Luckily, we took so many pictures and videos that it will really take time to process all of them – and that will be time that takes us back to Iceland at least in our heads. We also plan to write tons of posts about the places we explored. So no final goodbye to Iceland. The places we love so much have their own place in our hearts anyway. 😀

Highlights of August

Barnafossar, Iceland

Iceland. The powerful, beautiful waterfalls. The huge waves. The beaches. The canyons. The snowcapped volcanoes. The glaciers. The hot pools. The lava fields. The Highlands. The Westfjords. The sheep. Wild and unspoilt and wonderful nature.

Destinations visited

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
Westfjords, Iceland
Northern, Eastern and Southern Iceland
Þingvellir National Park, Iceland
Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland
Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Highlands of Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
High Tatras National Park, Slovakia
Kecskemét, Hungary

The Basalt Column Canyon, Eastern Iceland

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Photo of the month: Green Lake, High Tatras, Slovakia

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Coming up in September

There’s another thing that can cheer us up now that we are back from Iceland: we should soon start packing for Portugal! Because half of our September will be spent there, exploring its cool capital, fairytale castles and stunning beaches. At least we think so. Anyway, if you know amazing places in the Southern part of Portugal, don’t hesitate to share them in the comments. 😉

Brúarfoss, Southern Iceland

How was your August? What are your plans for the next month?


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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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