It is first day of summer and I'm already looking forward traveling in Iceland with my family this summer. I have learned that it is better to plan the summer vacation in Iceland according to the weather if you don't want to risk having the Icelandic rescue team rescue you from a stormy weather.
Believe it or not that actually happened last summer in July when I was camping at Rauðisandur (Red sand). The weather got extremely bad and windy that the rescue team was called to assist all the campers at Rauðisandur with their tents and to find shelter for the night. I learned the hard way and my advice is to travel in Iceland according to the weather forecast. Despite our adventure at Rauðisandur I recommend visiting this place, it is approximately 10 km long beach with red sand and ideal place to get beautiful photos.
I was recently interviewed about Dimmblá for the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
The reporter was interested to know why I am highlighting the nature in my design. It is simply because I love the Icelandic nature and I think it is a great opportunity to give a glimpse of the Icelandic nature through fashion.
I was asked for a photo of the new collection for the German newspaper so I went to Kleifarvatn on a rainy day with Emil Þór Sigurðsson photographer and he took pictures of myself wearing the dress Skeiðarársandur.
Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland, situated in the southern part of the peninsula.
If you don't want to travel far from Reykjavik city or if your are staying for a short trip to Iceland than this is a place worth visiting.
One of many favourite places in Iceland is Mjófjörður on the east coast. It is a long narrow fjord and only 35 inhabitants live there during the winter year round. To get there one has to drive through a mountain pass, which is usually only open during the summer months.
I think Mjófjörður is a hidden diamond in Iceland and I have had the privilage to visit it every year for the past 6 years. Here I find my inner strength provided by tall looming mountains, calmed by the many streams and emotional depth from the blue ocean. Driving down the valley is magical and if you plan to visit this amazing place I recommend stopping on the way down the valley to Mjófjörður and admire the view. I promise you will not be disappointed.
One of my greatest trip in Iceland was when I and my husband went on a round trip around Iceland and bought the travel book 101 Iceland by Páll Ásgeir Sigurðsson. This book guided us to many secret places in Iceland that are not well known but utterly blew our minds. The book tells you how to get to the destination, includes photos and stories about each place. I recommend you get a copy of the book for a unique experience.
Have a great summer
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