One of the main perks of being Icelandic, is all the magical nature you get to enjoy. In my case it was always close by, and a big part of my childhood. Now it is there when I visit, where I grab every chance I can to get lost in the mist, the moss and the mountains. Last time I was home on my Island, my little getaway was to an even smaller island outside Reykjavík: VIÐEY
I went there with my two siblings and stepdad. I went alone for a small walk, it was windy but sunny. All the flowers, herbs, moss, mountains and shades of blue out in the horisont filled my head with ideas and I felt so content. I know it sounds corny, but I get so grounded and calm, in those moments alone with nature.. Only hearing the birds sing, the wind in my ears and bees flowerhunting.
A view over Reykjavík ! Some people call it a village on steroids haha!
As the romantic I am, I love old traditions. Here is one cute tradition for you guys: In Iceland we call this flower on my chest “Gleymérei” which means “forget-me-not” Lovers and friends give it to each other as a gesture of love. It sticks to your clothes, where it stays on for one day, reminding you of the friendship and love you share.
Over and out!