The Mýrdalsjökull Glacier glows in a stunning hint of blue as it sparkles against the white sky and black sand.

 

 

New York gets just as cold as Iceland in March. However, if I had these gorgeous glacier views instead of the concrete jungle I wouldn’t mind it so much. As part of my Southern Iceland tour, the first attraction on the agenda for the day was Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, which is just north of a small town called Vik. Even on a cloudy day, the glacier glowed in a stunning hint of blue as it sparkled against the white sky and black sand.

 

No matter what angle I looked at this glacier from, it was mesmerizing. Getting up close and personal to the glacier was a bit of a hike, but it was well worth it. The path isn’t the clearest. I did a lot of hopping around in my rain boots to avoid huge puddles and possible sinkholes. It was a great cardio workout, but I was so far from the bus that it almost left me. I had to speed walk almost 25 minutes to make it back just in the nick of time.

 

 

The one thing I wish I could have done on this Iceland trip was to book a glacier walk and ice climbing package. I was hesitant to do so because I didn’t want to risk getting hurt and not being able to take care of myself since this was a solo trip. I’ll be back to Iceland for it though. I have a 2 year voucher for a Northern Light bus tour that did not happen because it was too cloudy on the night of the tour.

 

 

Next time, I’ll plan this trip with a travel buddy so I’ll have more pictures of me in it 🙂 and so I can be a little more adventurous.

Monica reflects on her travels by sharing her thoughts on A Cup of Moca. She writes about her journey as she experiences the destination to encourage others to marinate in the moment instead of just checking things off a bucket list.