snaefellsnes, iceland

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Oh jet-lag….

I am back in Seattle after spending the last 35 days in Europe with my children. Oh jet-lag… I am left without words for now. Brain dead and exhausted. But I wanted to share with you some images from my recent trip to Iceland. Hardly any words needed to describe such beauty.

This is what comes to mind when I think of Iceland…

Grey and so colorful.
Blue, grey, white and then there was yellow moss.
Modern yet still in time.
Beautiful and inhabitable.
And black sand and lava rocks.
Fermented whale and lobster soup.
Reserved yet so friendly.
24-hour sunlight and sun reflections on Harpa.

Enchanting. Quirky. I must go back.

I was in Iceland to teach a food and travel photography workshop with Ritchie Ace Camps. I will share images from those days as well – there are many beautiful ones that involve lots of food. But first these images of raw and pure nature. I took a day to explore the Snaefellsnes peninsula with Angela and Kreetta. It was quiet, reflective and can I say somewhat spiritual? They say this place has a special connection to the spiritual.

I felt it.

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52 Responses to “snaefellsnes, iceland”

  1. Shruthi says:

    O these are splendid Aran! Snaefellsness is so special, especially held in high regard by those with a creative leaning. My mother-in-law started writing poetry there and it is a special place for all of us, reminding us of sunshine, private crags and beautiful pebble beaches of grey and white.
    I look forward to your Iceland post eagerly.

  2. Kathleen says:

    Stunningly beautiful. It reminds me of a mix of Seattle, The Netherlands and Ireland. Welcome back. I hope the sleep comes easy.

  3. Rosa says:

    A fabulous place! I’d love to visit Iceland and take pictures of this magnificent country.



  4. Dena says:

    Welcome home and thank you for these lovely photos. Rest well. You’ll be free of jet lag soon. D

  5. Cindy M says:

    Oh my goodness, your pictures are so enchantingly beautiful! I was there in February, and what a difference between the seasons! You have probably answered this many times over, but what camera and lens do you shoot with? I love the clarity in these images, especially the ones with the seagulls :-) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Patricia says:

    Such beautiful photos. And they really do capture that mysterious and mythical quality you mentioned. Love the photo essay :)

  7. Sanda says:

    Amazing, I have Iceland on my wishlist ..

  8. Omg how much beauty! These images are precious! Henorabuena

  9. Renee Ryan says:

    So beautiful! Almost unreal like a Wes Anderson movie! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Lisa says:

    Stunningly beautiful photos! Makes me yearn for a visit to Iceland!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  11. Itxaso says:

    Inpresionantea… Zelango argazkiek. Gurasoak egon ziren oin bost urte eta asko gustau jakien.
    Irailean Oregonera goaz, kotxean trasto guztiek hartu eta Portlandera, asi ke esan zindun moduen, auzokoak izingo gara. Gurasoak be azaroan joango dire bisitea iten, eta Seattle ikusten joango gara. Abisauko dotsut eta astirik badekozu egongo gara!

  12. Ana says:

    Hola Aran.

    Me llamo Ana y acabo de descubrir tu blog. Es precioso! Me encantan las recetas y las fotos son increíbles.
    Un abrazo desde Sevilla!

  13. Kelly Kardos says:

    Absolutely stunning. Your camera work is gorgeous. And 35 days in Europe is a dream. I love Europe and just want to visit every square inch of it!

  14. Melissa says:

    Amazing!! Looks like such a stunning part of the world and you captured it beautifully as always. Welcome home and I look forward to images from the workshop too.

  15. anne says:

    No trees…sad place to my eyes.

  16. Cassidy says:

    Gorgeous pictures; the countryside looks so idyllic. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Fabienne says:

    These pictures are stunning! I’ve never been to iceland but I would like to go there some day. I have a friend who went there and she loved it. Thanks for this article:)

  18. Fabienne says:

    These pictures are stunning! I’ve never been to iceland but I would like to go there some day. I have a friend who went there and she loved it.

  19. Janelle says:

    So, so gorgeous! I’d love to go.

  20. Linda says:

    These photos are so gorgeous, Aran! Looks like you had a fantastic time. I’m going to Iceland in September and after seeing these photos I cannot wait!

  21. Qué fotos! Estoy deseando que se te pase el jet-lag para ver más. Un abrazo!

  22. Eva says:

    Que fotos tan bonitas, dan ganas de descubrir este pais tan misterioso ;)

  23. Hampton SC says:

    Yo también lo sentí a través de tus espectaculares fotografías: ¡gracias por trasladarme!

  24. Iceland is really high on my “places to visit” list. Such a beautiful country.

  25. Melissa says:

    Of the places I’ve been and after being around the entirety of Iceland, I remain still at a loss for how to describe this small slice of the world. 370+ days later “otherworldly” (in a most majestic sense of the word) is the only word I can formulate.

  26. Aparte de que eres fabulosa, no entiendo siendo tu primera lengua la española,que no tengas las dos lenguas en tu web,tengo muchas otras y muchas tienen dos idiomas,si pones la traducción, nunca es buena.De todos modos eres un refresco para la vista.

  27. Iceland has been on my mind for years as a place I want to visit. I can’t quite describe what it is that fascinates me so much…maybe the subtle beauty? I loved to follow your stay in Iceland on Instagram, and I’m so thankful for this post and your thoughts about this rough island.

  28. I just found your blog.. like it! Beautiful photos of my beautiful country :) I agree with everything that you said about Iceland.. It’s wonderful but sometimes you wish for little less wind and little more sun ;)
    please visit my blog…

  29. Susanne says:

    Hi dear Aran, my name is Susanne and I’m coming from Hamburg, Germany. Your blog is so inspiring wonderful. Often I make myself a cup of coffee and take a moment! Thank you! Are you having an advice for accomodation in iceland? We like to go there in autum! Have a nice day and best regards!

  30. Allison says:

    This is just breathtaking. Iceland has been at the top of my to-go list for quite some time! Looks like paradise to me. Gorgeously captured!

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