A Column by Kara Fox
A space where fire meets ice, where the summer’s midnight sun offsets darkness of winter, Iceland is a country filled with sharp contrasts. Words barely serve to adequately define this hauntingly beautiful island. In Iceland the irony of violent volcanic eruptions serves to create pure visual poetry.
More than 2,000 roaring waterfalls, blue icebergs, pristine glaciers, expansive beaches of black sand, bubbling geothermal hot springs, geysers spewing steam into the crystal blue sky filled our days as my daughter, Jenifer, grandson, Riley, and I hiked across miles of green fields and over rocky mountainous terrain.
Our adventure began in Reykjavik, a city dating back to AD 874. As we arrived, my first thoughts were that I wanted this to be the place I could call home…this city filled with the freshest air, lovely, friendly people, dotted with stunningly simple and colorful architecture. In seven days, we joyously traveled Iceland’s Ring Road, encircling the entire country.
Hopefully, these photographs will serve to capture the depth of nature's beauty unfolding as one is awed by this dramatic landscape. It has been said that Iceland has the longest life expectancy and is populated with the happiest people on earth. Need I say more! ;