Last week I was in Iceland for 5 days, its a country I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. I’ve seen many videos, blogs and books all describing how amazing Iceland is. I wanted to see and experience this with my own eyes.
Rather than talking about where I went and what I saw, I will instead talk about what I felt and the photos will show you what I saw. As adults some of us, me included have a curiosity about other people and places. This inspires me to travel and explore, giving me a greater understanding.
Going to Iceland I was prepared, which you have to be. I respected the power of the volcanos, waterfalls and seas. The sound of the waves, the grandness of the cliffs and mountains. This power of the planet gave me perspective in trusting the world and trusting ourselves.
I was away from my everyday life of London city living, it was a complete contrast. I felt I was becoming mind strong.
I felt welcomed by the clear big blue skies and snow capped mountains.
I had a feeling of increased resilience when in Iceland. It was a learning experience. The sounds of the water and an unfamiliar environment allowed me to fully appreciate the feeling of solitude, peacefulness and remoteness withdrawal.
Without it being my focus the learning experience was aiding my mental health. My mind was stimulated and soul reset.
I was an explorer seeking out small towns, empty roads and at the same time strengthening my understanding of the culture and environment.
The self tour of Iceland has widened my worldview and has helped my soul and enhanced creativity.