We flew from Reykjavik to Bergen, and had one afternoon in town near the Bryggen- the UNESCO world site (which is one of the oldest port cities in Northern Europe).
I loved all the colorful buildings that popped off the green hillsides.
We ate at a cute little restaurant Pingevin, and here’s Albert’s meatballs, mushy peas, and potatoes.
That night we explored the hills of Bergen.
We took the funicular Floibanen up the hill and didn’t realize we were on the last ride, so we ended walking back down the hill.
Atop the hill was this quirky park filled with gnome statues.
Along the road during our walk down we came across this little hedgehog.
The next day we took a cruise through the fjords to Flam.
We stayed at this family-run hostel nestled below the hills.
With not much in town to do in the evenings we spent our night in town at the Aegir Brewery with some really good food, and lots of very expensive beer (beer is expensive and highly taxed in Norway).
The next day we boarded the Flamsbana train to Oslo.
On the way the train stopped at this waterfall and we were treated with a kinda cheesy, but beautiful singing performance by the woman in the red dress.
We had another train transfer in Myrdal.
This train ride took us through some truly gorgeous snowy scenery on our way southeast to Oslo.
After arriving we had one day to explore Oslo, and the Viking Museum was a must-see!
These are real Viking ships that were found buried, and this one was in incredibly perfect condition.
These items were found buried along with the ships.
These leather shoes, incredibly enough, are minimally 600 years old.
Oslo is filled with so many beautiful sculptures.
We found this awesome and elegant bar.
Leslie & Joe tied the knot in a lovely laid-back backyard wedding.
After their first look we headed out to Sunset Cliffs for some beachy portraits.
Their friends gifted them light sabers .
Congrats you two!!
Thanks to all these great vendors who helped make their day so sweet:
coordinator: Hannah Smith Events
catering: Personal Touch Dining
bride’s makeup: Cheriene
wedding cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
florals: Ranch Events
wedding dress: David’s Bridal
bridesmaids’ makeup: Joanne Austria
bridesmaids’ hair: Victoria G Hair Design
bridesmaids’ dresses: Alfred Angelo
groom’s suit: Men’s Wearhouse
officiant: Le-An King
emcee: Brian Wise
Our first day we arrived at 6:45am and kept ourselves busy and awake. We visited the Blue Lagoon and it’s not to be missed!
Afterwards we had some lobster soup in a cute fishing town Grindavik.
Then we headed over to our airbnb cabin south of Reykjavik.
Our first night witnessing the sun not completely setting, this was taken at probably 11:00pm.
The next day on the way to our first waterfall we spotted these beautifully colored hills and had to explore.
Reynisfjara black beach in Vik:
All these cool rock formations are basalt.
We came across this woman modeling and loved the contrast of her white dress against the black stone.
A church typical of many that we saw throughout Iceland.
Hiking out to Seljavallalaug pool.
This pool was one of my fave spots in Iceland, fed by geothermally heated water.
This view is much like most of what we saw while driving, single farms spread far apart.
Landeyjahofn, the beach nearby the ferry landing.
The Geysir erupting.
Gulfoss, an incredible three tiered waterfall.
An awesome trampoline at the Skol Campground & Pizza Restaurant.
These horses decided to hang out and pose for photos at 1:00am.
Pingvellir National Park, where the government of Iceland was founded.
Black church of Budir.
Beautiful crevice we hiked back into while on our way between Hellisandur and Reykjavik (sorry, I couldn’t find the name).
The coastline of Snaefellsjokull.
We came across these two orange lighthouses while driving out on a gravel road along the coastline.
Albert exploring an old well.
The idyllic town of Grundarfjordur.
Hallgrimskirkja and the view of Reykjavik from it.
All these spots we found while exploring downtown Reykjavik.
Albert testing out the hotdogs made of pork, beef & lamb at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur.
The Harpa Opera House is an incredibly designed building of glass and crazy angles.
If these images haven’t convinced you to visit Iceland, I’m telling you, you MUST visit Iceland.
It was such a joy to be part of Vanessa & Chris’ wedding!
Thanks to these vendors:
venue: Catamaran Resort and Hotel
coordinator: Simply Gorgeous Events
dj: Just Made Custom
floral crowns: Native Poppy
hair & makeup: Paper Doll Salon
bride’s dress: BHLDN
groom’s suit: Banana Republic
cake: Flour Power
invitations: Alexa Nelson Prints