Labor Day NYC

This was kind of a hectic trip. And NYC felt more gritty than it usually does. I didn’t really notice that in April, but maybe that’s because the weather was bad? We were also all pretty tired. It was hard to muster the energy the city requires. We didn’t really have many plans going in.…

Seattle BYUH girls trip

Oh my goodness–I am not going to do this trip justice because I’m in a hurry to get this done. Kasey, if you read this, send me your journal entry :). Here’s what I’ll say–We ate the BEST food. Seriously…I think it tops NYC. We didn’t really make any plans, and EVERY SINGLE thing we…

Fagradalsfjall Volcano

The weather has been terrible the last few days. Our plan was to hike the volcano on Sunday evening. But they closed access because the weather was too bad. They said they’d make a decision about Monday in the morning.  After the volcano tour was cancelled last night we decided to get up at 6am…

Reykjavik

On Aug 3, the Fagradalsfjall Volcano began to erupt in the Meradailr Valley. Just about 1.5 k from the previous eruption that ended last year. We knew we had to make every effort to see this possible once in a life time event. There were reports of the hike being not well marked and pretty…

Skaftafell Glacier

Rusty here again. The next morning we were up about 8 because we had to be at the glacier at 915. We drove BACK the way we came to meet the glacier crew and it looked very exciting when they gave us harnesses and axes. I thought we were in for some serious stuff. Not…

Múlagljúfur Canyon and the Glacier Lagoon

Rusty here–We woke up in our awesome campground and went to feed the ponies. We started the day by back tracking a bit to Reynisfjara Beach to see the black sand beach and the beautiful basalt columns. The columns were massive and made great picture spots. The black sand was really just tons of tiny…

Heimaey Island

Blake here–We took a fairy to and island not too far from Iceland. When we got off the boat we went to a museum about the Eldfell volcano that erupted in 1973 and destroyed a big chunk of the island. It also made the island 20% bigger than before. After eating our peanut butter and…

Glymur and the Golden Circle

We all took melatonin and used a sleep mask and ear plugs. We slept a full 11 hours! It was amazing. We made eggs and bacon for breakfast and left our little cabin behind. We all wish we could have stayed one more day!  We were ready for our first adventure, Glymur Waterfall. We drove…

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Halle here! We finally made it to Iceland bright and early! We had to wait in the airport for a while for our ride to our van, and then we got to have our first glimpse of Iceland! So beautiful and vast, and cold which felt great after Colorado summer. We got our sweet camper…

a Day in Toronto

It’s Josh–When we first left our house for Iceland, we knew that our flight to Toronto was already delayed, meaning that our connecting flight to Iceland was going to be a close call. We went to the airport hoping that our flight wouldn’t be delayed any further or we could find another flight to Iceland…