A week in the Icelandic Westfjords

30/08/2018 Iceland

When a relationship has just ended, going on a journey into nature alone can be an effective means to feel the pain of going separate ways. To re-connect with one´s own spiritual inner friends and with Mother Nature herself.

Traveling by myself through the great Icelandic landscape in the summer of 2018 provided exactly this experience which I count among the most impressive and emotional journeys I have undertaken so far.

It was my first time in Iceland, and immediately I felt touched by the mighty and archaic volcanic landscape. Awe is really the right term to describe my feelings. The cold and wet weather did not exactly help with the sad mood, but a pure feeling is deep and beautiful regardless of its nature.

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That feeling of constant companionship

As I explored especially the area around the Latrabjarg cliff and Raudisandur, never really did feel alone. Latrabjarg is Europe’s largest bird cliff at 14km long and up to 440m high; it´s home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills.

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A twin fairy house in the Westfjord area.
On the beaches, there were terns and geese and Eiders.
On the marshes, the arctic foxes who came to check me out, shy and curious at the same time.
In the water, there was a seal to greet me.
On the coast, I do believe I felt the fairies.
In the towns, there were the greatest local people.

I was sad and maybe lonely at times, but never felt alone in Iceland!