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It's Sometimes Sunny in Reykjavík

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It's Sometimes Sunny in Reykjavík

Call it climate change. "Call it the luck of the Icelandic." Call it whateveryou want, it made for a once-in-a-lifetime trip for our pal Kyle Meck. Wesent Kyle to explore the regal landscapes at the edge of the earth.

Unseasonably mild weather let Kyle and his pals deviate from the tourist-heavy towns toIceland's famed Ring Road, which circumnavigates the entire island nation. Driving alongthe dirt paths less traveled, they were treated to 18 days of tent camping, hiking, andphotographing Iceland’s natural splendors.

Iceland, Kyle Meck, Reykjavík

The North Atlantic rarely rolls out the red carpet like this, but when the clouds and freezing winds part, and the region's hospitality shines through, it's tough to top. Awaiting our palswere pristine waterfalls, icebergs, and hundreds of miles of vacant asphalt, all just waitingto be explored. Awaiting our pals were hundreds of miles of vacant asphalt, and some ofIceland’s finest scenery alongside it.

80% of Iceland’s energy is generated through hydroelectric power, so it’s really nosurprise that one key feature of the trip was the crushing roar of waterfalls. Water dictates so much of life for the isolated island nation, it’s only fitting that some of the most dramaticand persistent aspects of its landscape would be breathtaking water features like theomnipresent waterfalls and remote northern fjords.

Iceland, Kyle Meck, Reykjavík

After long days spent channeling his inner-TLC, (“Chasing Waterfalls?” We’re sorry. Couldn’t help it.) you’d expect Kyle would have wanted a little rest at night. But it turns outyou lose your desire to sleep when the spectral presence of the Northern Lights is shiningabove your campsite.

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