Inspired by Iceland

Inspired by Iceland-Sandra Bauknecht

After I had visited Iceland’s Golden Triangle in the beginning of last week, I went all around the island and drove over 2000 kilometers. I passed the most stunning sceneries and experienced breathtaking natural phenomenons, which have truly inspired me. Europe’s most sparsely populated country is so untouched with a population of about 320,000 of which two-thirds are living in the Reykjavík area. The creatures you see most are sheeps and the famous Icelandic horses. Let me show you my journey around the island:

Sandra Bauknecht Skaftafell 2a

Skaftafell has been one of the most rewarding spots for me. I hiked along the trail that leads to the glacial tongue Skaftafellsjökull where you can witness this stunning natural phenomenon.


Fjallsárlón is a glacier lake near Vatnajökull that has some floating icebergs, very similiar but smaller than Jökulsárlón, which was my next stop:


Personally speaking, the large glacial lake Jökulsárlón in southeast Iceland was my favourite sightseeing spot on my trip. One of the natural wonders of the country, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

Iceland 55

The stunning scenery has been the setting for different Hollywood movies, such as Die Another Day, Tomb Raider and Batman Begins. I could have stayed there forever watching the icebergs floating towards the sea.

Sandra Bauknecht iceland 60


I passed some very cute fishing towns such as Höfn in the south-eastern part of the country.

Mountain Búlandstindur

Driving further east, I saw the mountain Búlandstindur that is truly breathtaking due to its pyramid-shaped stack of basaltic strata.

Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss, located on the Diamond Circle, around Húsavík and Lake Mývatn in North Iceland, is an amazing waterfall. I even spotted a beautiful rainbow above its spray.

Dettifoss Rainbow

Dettifoss 5

Sandra Bauknecht Selfie before whale watching

Watching whales has become one of the most common activities among foreign visitors to North Iceland. In fact, the cute town of Húsavík offers those excursions.


Sandra Bauknecht Volcano 2

Being in the Lake Mývatn area, I decided spontaneously to hike to the top of the Hverfjall volcanic cone. Walking along the rim of the crater was pretty impressive.


My last stop before heading back to Reykjavík, was the waterfall of the gods, Goðafoss. The photo was taken around midnight. Isn’t it amazing how light it still was?!

Iceland has been an amazing experience, so different from what I had seen before in my life.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Greetings from Reykjavík

Greetings from ReykjavikOn Saturday morning, I flew to Reykjavík, the largest city in Iceland. The world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state has been on my “places to see” list since a very long time.

Iceland Arrival

I have completely underestimated the climate. The city’s coastal location makes it prone to wind and it is freezing cold here. As I spent the last weeks only in hot temperatures, it feels even worse. During my first few hours in this beautiful and very colorful city , I went shopping and got myself a wool hat and sweater.

Sandra Bauknecht reykjavik

My look: White padded gilet iconby Moncler Grenoble, green sweater by Abercrombie & Fitch, 620 Photo Ready mid-rise leggings-style jeans iconby J Brand, large studded backpack iconby MCM, sunglasses by Marc Jacobs and Jenny brushed-suede ankle boots iconby Isabel Marant. The hat is a souvenir from Iceland.


Here in Reykjavík, there are many things to do and explore. One of the big highlights is whale watching.

Whale dinner

The meat of this large mammal can be found on almost every menu in this country.

Reykjavik Port

View of Harpa concert and conference center from the old harbour.


City center

Reykjavik 10

Panorama of the city and the largest church in Iceland

Reykjavik 5

Central Reykjavík seen from…

Reykjavik 6

… the top of Hallgrímskirkja Church.

Reykjavik 9

Colorful rooftops line Reykjavík.

Reykjavik 7a

Blue Lagoon

Approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Reykjavik is the famous Blue Lagoon, a place that you don’t want to miss. Set in the pure heart of the Icelandic landscape, it offers a complete spa experience. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. I felt too cold to go swimming but the scenery itself has been worth the visit.

Now, I am off to see some geysers and more…

LoL, Sandra

Blue Lagoon 1

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht