Matt and I recently revisited Iceland. When deciding on our wedding we were torn between sharing the event with all of our family and friends and something more intimate and personal; just us two. Ultimately we wanted both. We explored around Iceland, and spent more time in the West Fjords before exchanging vows atop a fjord overlooking the north Atlantic before returning home to a celebration with all of our loved ones. We also photographed an amazing elopement of a couple from Hong Kong while in the West Fjords, check it out HERE.
We were fortunate to catch the last boat ride out to Hornbjarg on Hornstrandir through West Tours. What we thought was a short 1 hour boat ride turned out to be a rough 3 hours, the day after a nasty storm. There is only sea access to Hornstrandir. The swells weren’t kind on the stomach and we found ourselves, along with most of the others taking the boat ride as well as some of the guides themselves, outside of the cabin at the back of the boat staring at the horizon and trying with little success at keeping it together. I lost my breakfast to the sea that day. Upon arriving, we couldn’t see the ridge. We hiked up the side of the fjord until we reached the top. The first ridge was magnificent in and of itself, but nothing could have prepared us for what we saw when we successfully climbed to the overlooking view of Hornbjarg and the straight 1600ft drop to the ocean. Fog rolled in and out. Birds nested on the cliff side, safe from the hungry yet adorable arctic foxes. We were so far removed from any civilization yet it felt familiar. Views that will be etched into our minds forever.
PLACES WE VISITED:
– Dynjandi waterfall
Date: August 2015
Lenses: 50mm 1.4D & 24 1.4D