Chasing the light in Iceland

 Written by Chris Thorn
 
Photos by Dan Fish
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“Travel keeps you young. It does this by simply putting you in a situation where you feel like a kid again. Magically lost in a moment of discovery. Beautifully confused. These are life’s opportunities to shed the hustle of modernity, to join the moment, and stop sprinting forward toward some fabricated goal. Your heart races. Your metabolism shifts into lower gear. Everything is new again “– Joel Patterson
Velkomin til Íslands ( welcome to iceland )
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Trading in tropical weather destination for the great glaciers & icy-cold winds, the usual flip flops for much heavier, warmer layers definitly reminded me that this was slightly out of my comfort zone. YES, that was the exact logic behind it. Nothing could prepare us for the epicness and splendid beauty awaiting us in Iceland. It is so beautiful that it is in fact hard to find the words or pictures to match it’s allure.
The entire country is visually fascinating in a way I’ve never seen elsewhere. From the moment we laid eyes upon each morning, till the late hours of the night, we were just 4 friends exploring and chasing the great unknown- constant koolaid smile.
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Chasing the Northern Lights
It was by far the most glorious display I have ever seen in my life.  Just rainbows of colors dancing in the nightly skies & putting on an awesome show. I was completely addicted & wanted to witness them as much as I possibly could. Much like a tornado chaser, constantly looking at updates from meteoroligical channels.
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Looking back on the trip. It gave me a new perspective on life. And that’s what traveling does to you. Through the endless landscapes, the magical displays, the food, it’s charm, the culture, the people, it’s wildlife. Magically lost in endless moments of discovery. Beautifully confused. Your heart races. Everything is new again…
þakka þér Ísland ( thank you iceland )
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