On the Dramatic Horizons of Iceland

“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been”.  – Diane Arbus

Among one of the most unearthly beautiful places in the world lies the dramatic, stark landscape of Iceland. Known as “the land of fire and ice”, Iceland has by far been one of the most spectacular places I have ever experienced. For you don’t simply visit Iceland; you experience it.

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Looking out over Iceland’s dramatic horizons, you will find the most magical beauty ever created. Hues of dark black against brilliant burnt yellows and virgin greens. The sparkling blues and white colors of water, sky and ice, leaving you questioning what exists beyond the horizon.

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It is impossible not to think about what lies beyond the horizon while experiencing Iceland. To question “Where am I going in this life“? To wonder what lies ahead.

Iceland landscape thirdeyemomIceland landscape thirdeyemomAs we often know, there will be many bumps along the way and lots of dark clouds. Yet those heavy, dark shadows will lift and a ray of light will come through pushing your forward.

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Iceland landscape thirdeyemomIt is hard not to worry or fret about what exists behind the horizon. But we must not live a life of fear and inhibition.

“March on, my friend tarrying is cowardice. To remain forever gazing upon the City of the Past is folly. Behold, the City of the Future beckons.” – Kahlil Gibran

Iceland landscape thirdeyemomIceland landscape thirdeyemomRemember. Light exists at the end of the horizon. It is there, waiting patiently.

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“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another”.  – Anatole France

This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizons. To see more entries, click here.

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    • Yes I have and LOVED it, especially the South Island. The landscapes are a bit similar indeed. 🙂 I loved NZ so much U wished I could live there….

    • Thanks Madhu! And to think that I just clicked away without thinking on this trip (this was before I “tried” at taking pictures. I will have to go back now with my better camera! 🙂

  1. I’ve said before Nicole, I want to visit Iceland. The scenery is stunning! I’d love to go hiking and photographing there! Lovely photos and yep, we never know what’s waiting for us beyond the horizon of life.

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