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Everyday Adventure | Iceland

Capturing the adventurous spirit of the everyday. As simple as a backyard bonfire or as bold as a cross-country road trip our Everyday Adventure series celebrates the big and small adventures of everyday life. Today's post comes from photographer Kandis Marino. See part one of her Iceland Adventure here. 

Höfn- South-East Iceland
In order to see Iceland you will definitely be driving a lot! We decided to take a straight shot from Selfoss to the little town of Höfn, a five hour stretch.

When we had finally arrived, we stayed at an adorable little place called, Apartment By the Sea. This cute fishing town had colorful buildings, ships and entertaining areas to enjoy, this is also where we tried Icelandic hot dogs for our first time...YUM!

Vík- South Iceland
Icelandic horses are iconic for their majestic beauty. I was on a hunt to literally hug an Icelandic horse. On our drive to Vík, we pulled off the road near a herd of horses where they approached us willingly. Their gentle demeanor allowed us to pet, feed and interact with them. I was a pretty happy camper after our encounter to say the least.

Rain was a constant challenge for us in Iceland but never stopped us from adventuring to places we really wanted to visit. Some noteworthy places that we had stopped at were the Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and Fja›rárgljúfur (try pronouncing that one out loud).

Reykjavík- South Iceland- The City
Finally we ended our trip at Reykjavík. They had adorable shops with fun local craftsmanship, art and photography.

As huge coffee enthusiasts we had tried two coffee shops that were recommended to us by a local. C is For Cookie and Reykjavík Roasters were both fantastic with unique atmospheres that made us want to stay there all day.

We went out for our last dinner in Iceland because we heard the best food was in the city. Seeing as we cooked the majority of the time we were there, we wanted to have an all around Icelandic food experience. We dined at Sjávargrilli› and it was amazing. The pork belly and langoustine was a must order as an appetizer. Dan ordered the smoked lamb fillet and it was like nothing we had ever tasted. If we ever find ourselves back in Iceland we would definitely be eating here again!

Enjoy more of Kandis’ adventures and photography at and read part one of her Iceland adventure here.

About Kandis Marino Photography
Kandis Marino is a professional lifestyle photographer based out of southern California and is available for world wide travel. She has over nine years of experience in the field of photography and has fallen in love with the art after she was inspired by her great grandfather who appreciated the same creative profession. With degrees in Photographic Arts and Commercial Photography, she has an educational background working with fine art film, commercial and photojournalism. Kandis and her husband, who has also learned to love photography and second shoots often, have a passion for adventure and photographing their experiences while traveling. 

Tags: Iceland, travel, everyday adventure