for the love of nike

Take an Icelandic Drive with Me

Þingvellir is a national park north east of Reykjavík. Follow along with my day long road trip from Þingvellir to Selfoss.

Pingvellir, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

This is what every major road in Iceland looks like, and I love it.

Pingvellir, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Pingvellir, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

a few creative kids made their own slip-n-slide, photographed from the car

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Pingvellir, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Þingvallakirkja, the church at Þingvellir

Þingvellir is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland for a few reasons.

  • It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national parliament of Iceland held court on this location from 930 AD until as late as 1798.
  • And the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, separating the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, runs through the middle of the park. You can actually see the division of earth in the photos below.

Pingvellir, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Pingvellir, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayPingvellir, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayPingvellir, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayExploring Iceland / for the love of nikeAfter exploring Þingvellir, we got back in the car and drove to Selfoss. We stayed in the cutest AirBnB on a functioning farm. It also happens to be directly across the street from Ölvisholt Brewery. Please, stop in for a beer! The owners are wonderful and so friendly. Selfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwaySelfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwaySelfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayThe folks that run the AirBnB are people after my own heart. They had a table full of beautiful Icelandic Rocks. How cool is that?! I wish I could have brought all these little beauties home with me. Selfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwaySelfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwaySelfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayIn the morning, we stopped in at Kjöt og Kúnst for a loaf of banana bread cooked with geothermal heat. Selfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwaySelfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Selfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez Conway

Skál! (that’s cheers in Icelandic)

Selfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwaySelfoss, Iceland / for the love of nike / Jennifer Martinez ConwayExploring Iceland / for the love of nike

 

 

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