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Glacier on Diamond Beach, Jökulsárlón, Iceland

ICELAND

Hot coffee, summer days, warm baths - it's all I can think about as I soldier through knee-deep snow for a chance to see a distant waterfall in the outback of Southern Iceland. "Whatever it takes to get the shot," I kept telling myself as I ventured forward, pushing through the barriers of air attempting to topple me off course. If my face turning numb wasn't a good sign to turn back, I knew I had to high-tail it back to the car when I saw a snowstorm the size of a mountain coming my way. Needless to say, I'll be back to finish the expedition when lands are greener.

Aerial view of Diamond Beach, Jökulsárlón, IcelandAerial view of river in Iceland
People in the water at Blue Lagoon, Iceland during sunset

A world untouched by man

There's a special place in my heart for Iceland. From green landscapes in June to a winter wonderland in December, this country holds it down as the most beautiful place I've ever visited. You get the dab of city life in Reykjavík, but the moment you leave its small-city borders, you're transported to a world of natural splendor.

Aerial view of Goðafoss, Godafoss, IcelandUnderneath a bridge at Jökulsárlón, Iceland
"Hot coffee, summer days, warm baths - it's all I can think about as I soldier through knee-deep snow for a chance to see a distant waterfall in the outback of Southern Iceland."

I remember driving down country roads, through harsh blizzards and day-long sunsets, only to think to myself that I never want to leave this place. If my time here has taught me anything, it's that we must do whatever it takes to preserve what the Earth has blessed us with.

Aeriel view of river near Godafoss, Iceland
Southern Iceland mountain
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