Iceland via Instagram

Hey guys, I’m back from my five-day trip to Iceland! And before I bombard you with a deluge of posts, I wanted to share my Instagram photos. 

In short, Iceland fascinated me. The people were kind, artistic, and quirky, and very proud of their Viking heritage. Reykjavik was delightfully hipster, with excellent coffee and no shortage of man buns. Surprisingly, Icelandic food was excellent – I’ve never had better lamb or smoked fish.

But I especially fell in love with Iceland’s diverse landscapes. One moment we were passing craggy green cliffs and black sand beaches, the next we were driving through fields so bleak and rocky they might as well be Mars. And of course, the waterfalls blew my mind.

Despite the short trip, my travel buddy Adam and I covered a lot of ground. My favorite adventures were road-tripping the south-coast, scuba-diving between the North American and European tectonic plates, and almost getting bucked off a sassy Icelandic horse.

Unfortunately my wifi SD card wasn’t working (ughhh) so many of these photos were taken on my iPhone. Though funny enough the top-liked photos were all iPhone – go figure.

Without further ado, the best of Iceland via Instagram!

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Out chasing waterfalls ? #iphoneonly

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Beanie weather ❤️☃ #bluesteel

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About Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is a travel and lifestyle blogger who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since college she has au paired in Paris, backpacked the world solo, and lived in Uganda. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and Glamour Magazine.

26 thoughts on “Iceland via Instagram”

  1. Guuuuuuh, those pictures are so beautiful. I went to Iceland in winter, and I would love to go back in summer to experience the midnight sun! The Silfra picture brings back memories! I went snorkeling in Silfra and couldn’t get over how clear the water was!

  2. I visited Norway last year (first time in the Scandinavian region) and absolutely loved the beautiful landscapes. I’m sure I’d be just as captivated as those in Iceland. The scuba diving one is fantastic but I also love the waterfall and rainbow one too!

  3. These photos are beautiful! I’m a big sucker for nature and Iceland seems like the place to be to get the best of Earth’s eye candy. Can’t wait to read more about it!

  4. Iceland looks amazing – I have never been but would love to visit. I never thought about going scuba diving in Iceland, but diving along a volcanic fissure looks pretty awesome.

  5. Oh my goodness; Iceland has been on my bucket list for a long time and your pictures make me want to visit it even more! The architecture of the Concert hall is simply breathtaking (as are all of the waterfalls-of course)!

  6. Gullfoss Waterfall it is unforgettable! It is one of the most beautiful sight on Earth. We are in love with Iceland. We were there last month and we are already planning our next trip. Our next destination is Akureyri.

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