Ísland — The Wild Highlands

  • Ísland​​​​​​​

    This series is a documentation of my recent trip to Iceland in 2018. This was one of my dream destinations for years, but I was worried to get disappointed since the web is recently kind of flooded and super hyped by visual content about this spectacular country. I was imagining caravans of cars, mountains of waste and excessively instagramming crowds overrunning this island. But these ideas weren't able to discourage me.
    Unfortunately most of my premonitions got partially confirmed as soon as we got on the ring road for the last few days to visit some of the sights. Therefore we changed our sleeping rhythm and tried to avoid peak times, which worked out pretty well.
    Nevertheless Iceland is a country made for hiking and so did we. Bad weather conditions made the trails more calm and allowed us to enjoy the silence and beauty of Iceland's Highlands. These experiences made me go home with mixed feelings, appreciating the sublimity of this environment on the one hand and recognizing the huge and primarily bad impact tourism can have on the other hand – which made me feel guilty because of course I came as a tourist myself. It's crucial that everybody's aware of his impact, trying to minimize it and meet the environment with respect. Because we're all guests, everywhere. Thanks Iceland!

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