a week in Iceland

 
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

 

On a recent spring birthday trip to Iceland, we bit off more than we could chew and decided to drive around the entire ring road in 5 days and 4 nights. An exciting challenge, we decided to not seeing everything and instead opted for road side pull offs, lesser known hot tubs, and scenic jaw-droppers. We were amazed by the unworldly like and vastly diverse ecosystems of the island.

 This excitement of Iceland’s natural resources spawned the inspiration behind our search for a natural dog throw. Born and raised in a harsh climate, we found that Icelandic long-wool sheep had a distinct character to their coats:  their longer hairs repel water, while the shorter inner hairs maintain warmth, making their coats a perfect canine nesting pad or a textured throw. Here are some snapshots from our trip.


 
 
 
You can walk to the start of the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon from the roadside

You can walk to the start of the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon from the roadside

 
 
 
 
Icelandic horse don heavy winter coats

Icelandic horse don heavy winter coats

 
 
 
 
Roadside recycle bins

Roadside recycle bins

 
 
 
 
around the ring road in four days

around the ring road in four days

 
 
 
 
 
Silfra rift, a tectonic plate fissure

Silfra rift, a tectonic plate fissure

 
 
 
 
 
beach cliffs

beach cliffs

 
 
 
views from Dyrhólaey pennisula

views from Dyrhólaey pennisula

 
 
 
 
 
 
southeast coastline

southeast coastline

 
 
 
 
 
shoreline
 
 
 
 
 
 
all that remains of a bridge from a volcanic eruption in '96

all that remains of a bridge from a volcanic eruption in '96

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
northern Iceland

northern Iceland

 
 
 
 
 
 
IMG_5130.JPG
 
 
 
 
IMG_5197-web.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
IMG_5138.JPG