We can’t always see where the road leads, but God promises that there’s something better up ahead. We just have to trust him. - Meditating Chandrashila top, India, above 4000 m with an amazing 360 degree view of the Himalayas.
"One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life. And with that she realized the only control she had was how she chose to handle them. So she made her decision to survive using courage, humor and grace. She was the queen of her own life and the choice was hers." - Queenism
Happy 2014! This is my first blog of the year. I know it has been a while since the last one, but adventure has kept me from the World Wide Web. Adventures that I will share with you in my upcoming blogs, secrets that I will revel and I will tell you all about my new found love. I have made it my New Years resolution to write everyday. Yesterday was supposed to be the first page in my 365 page book, but due to technical problems that didn’t happen. So today my book starts and I intend to write a good one :-)
We have this saying in Iceland “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. Saying that the weather in Iceland is unpredictable is an understatement. If you are traveling to Iceland it is import that you know this.
The branch of Gulf stream flowing through the country ensures higher temperatures than in most places of similar latitude and hence offers mild windy winters and cool summers, but at the same time the stream brings the mild air in contact with the colder Arctic air which result in frequent weather changes and storms. Sunny days reverting to cold, wet and miserable conditions within a matter of hours. Not forget that with Iceland’s unique geological position there is always the possibility of volcanic activity and ash clouds.
You would be wise to remember to bring rain wear, windbreakers, good shoes, warm jumpers, hats and gloves, even during the summer season. Be sure to check with locals and the Icelandic Met office before taking to unknown territories. You don’t want to drive on your self-drive tour into a sand storm as you would be held countable for all the damages done to the rental car. If you see a sign with the word “ófært” then turn your car around because the road is CLOSED!
The official source for safe adventure in Iceland:
Iceland’s weather has a seasonal change in the length of day and night, creating unique weather phenomena. In midwinter, there is a period of almost no sunlight, and darkness prevails. Those dark days and nights are a phenomenon called The Polar Nights, creating the perfect opportunity to view Northern Lights. In midsummer, daylight takes over and there is no night darkness during June and July. The name for this is the Midnight Sun.
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I have spent half my life wandering from one place to another, collecting experiences and skills. I have no permanent residence, nor do I live a routine life. My home is where I lay my hat and all my worldly belongings fit neatly in my trusty North Face duffle bag.
I have an insatiable desire to see the whole world and all it has to offer, to learn from it and to give back to it as much as I can before it’s too late.
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