Iceland had a way of surprising us, making even a city gal like me enjoy the country. The day before’s expedition had transformed us into hiking adherents and so we were ready for the day’s challenge: a day entirely lived in the wild.
We went on another hiking trip, this time to þjófagjá, a piece of land where greenery and stone live within each other. Walking on among all these rocks gave the impression of being an astronaut discovering a new planet.
Most of the day was spent in silence, our words getting lost in the wind and the sound of our steps. The spell that had been cast on us and that had taken our breaths away all day long was finally broken when we arrived to our camping site. There we finalized our day, our backs only a few layers of cloth from the earth we had roamed.