Soaring above Iceland in a four seater plane during our final cookbook photo shoot last month transformed a nation I thought I knew from one craggy end to the other into something completely new. It put all the river, mountain and glacial pieces together into one cohesive, interlocking landscape of extraordinary beauty and I fell in love with Iceland all over again.
Its colors and contours, jagged peaks and windswept glaciers felt fresh and alive and I was able to experience that moment of wonder and awe I thought only struck once. It’s something I would recommend to anyone looking for a new perspective on Iceland and a better understanding of how the planet’s pieces fit together.
Here are a few photos from our trip that I hope tempt you to book a flight of your own. Flights are surprisingly reasonable and leave conveniently from Reykjavik’s local airport right in the center of the city.
Our pilot Agust Kristjansson was a gem. He’s primarily a commercial pilot and flight instructor but said he enjoys flying recreationally because he loves seeing the reaction people have to his country’s extraordinary beauty from the plane. Contact me for more information.