Travel photo challenge recap

My Dusty Flip-Flops had nominated me for the 10-day photo challenge, which I happily took on! She grabbed the idea of doing a recap from someone else and I decided to nab it from Dusty. So here is my recap. Hope you’ll enjoy!

Day 1: Sólheimajökull, Iceland

A visit to a glacier obviously couldn’t be missed in travels around gorgeous Iceland at the end of summer 2019. The contract of the blueish ice filled with black sand and debris made such a beautiful contrast to the greenish brown hills all around. Spectacular!

Day 2: Geta, Åland, Finland

Summer of 2019, I visited my friend on Åland. This photo was taken in the Geta area, where we went for a hike and a delicious lunch as a reward afterwards. Beautiful!

Day 3: Groesbeek, The Netherlands

August 17, 2020, I went on a 32-km, two day hike from Cuijk to Nijmegen. I spent the night at a small campsite in pittoresque Groesbeek. The views from my little camping spot were ridiculous! 🙂

Day 4: Sommarøy, Norway

February 2020 had taken me north, far north. On our final full day during the Northern Lights tour, we went on a boat trip. It was chilly and -like always- I got a little seasick, but the pretty views made up for all of it! It was so moody with only a hint of blue sky at the end. Gorgeous!

Day 5: Camp Barentz, Svalbard, Norway

On Svalbard we got the see the Northern Lights and it was ridiculously beautiful. One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my life and I’m definitely going back to the arctic (Finland, most likely) for another shot at witnessing this stunning phenomenon. Since we had been lucky enough to see the Nothern Lights during our first visit to Camp Barentz, we went back to have another try. We weren’t so lucky this time, but nonetheless, the lights around the camp made for an interesting scenery!

Day 6: Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland

After touring around all day and after we had settled into our hotel for the night, we decided to go out for a walk. This small lake was at the top. I love all those natural colours and natural shapes contrasting with the geometrics of that basalt log.

Day 7: Skaftareldahraun, Iceland

This is a photo of the Skaftareldahraun lavafield, close to Kirkjubæjarklaustur where we would be spending the night (see day 6). The lava field is so delicate that you’re not allowed to walk on it. Fair enough and from the look-out point we could still enjoy this interesting and special landscape. Also notice the two small orange flowers in the bottom right of the photo. Isn’t nature amazing?

Day 8: Somewhere between Groesbeek and Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This is one of my favourite photos from the two-day hike I did last summer (also see day 3).

Day 9: Geta, Åland, Finland

Another view from the same hike as day two. I love seeing all that water with these cute little islands in between.

Day 10: Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland

Different view on the same hike as day 6. I just love it so much.

Bonus photo: Mookerheide, The Netherlands

I love fields of heather so going on this hike last summer was a bit of a no-brainer, really. I love all those different colours, shapes and natural materials. Would be so nice to see this in another season!

Hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about the photos I posted in the challenge! The photos of Iceland are a bit of a teaser, because I’m currently in the process of posting about my Icelandic adventures at the end of summer 2019.

Published by Alive and Trekking

Dreamer. Adventurer. Traveller. Geek. Idealist. Nature. New Zealand, Nordic countries and the Arctic.

8 thoughts on “Travel photo challenge recap

    1. Yes, technically I’ve been! Haven’t encountered any ticks there. I’m sure they have them, same as in the Netherlands. Always good to be careful.

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