Iceland | Day 4

Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien

But sometimes you do feel lost. And it's magical and mystical and you couldn't imagine being anywhere else. This was the day I felt the most terrified. I wish I could show photos of the switchback road we took up the side of a mountain, but the fog was so thick, we could barely see thirty feet in front of us. Did I mention there were no guardrails? Terrifying! We were hoping to hike to the top of Mt. Snaefell, but when the park ranger at the base camp said we would not be able to see anything with the fog, we settled for driving back down the mountain. And even though most of the day, it felt like we saw nothing, there were moments where the fog would slowly lift, and we would catch a glimpse of the surrounding landscape. The mist made it feel so magical, with a healthy dose of fear, and an incredible amount of wonder.



Mt. Snaefell



To start from day one, revisit the first Iceland journal entry. Or check out day fiveYou can view the rest of our adventure here.