Snæfellsnes, Iceland Photos

Looking back through my photos of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula sent me sliding down the rabbit hole to one of the longest and most fantastic sunsets of my life. Summer in Iceland means long, drawn-out days, with the sun inching ever so slowly across the sky and lots of extra time in the evening for hiking and exploring. Selecting photos for this particular slideshow was difficult – I left out some fantastic shots. If there seems to be one too many sunset photos, I apologize – it was a photographer’s dream.

Also included in this round of photos is the fishing town of Stykkishólmur and the Saga mountain of Helgafell. To view the slideshow, click on the link below.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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About chronictraveler

Chronic Traveler starts as a dream, one that I thought I had lost, but that has slowly changed into a mission to realize and live that dream every day. In December 2007 I became seriously ill and the doctors did not know what was causing my illness. I had to stop teaching as my life tumbled into a never-ending nightmare of doctors, hospitals and tests. Finally, in May 2008 I was diagnosed with a chronic condition - fibromyalgia. I was only 26 years old at the time. I have had to give up teaching, and now work part-time at a performing arts center as I learn how to manage my condition and improve my quality of life. What helped me through the months of uncertainty and sickness, and continues to inspire me, was a new focus on what truly mattered to me: family, friends, gardening, the arts, and especially travel. I have always fed my soul by traveling, ever since I first stepped off the plane at age 16 in Kathmandu, Nepal to help with an orphanage's building project. Meeting new people and experiencing how they live and how they view the world infuses my life with a richness I was so afraid I would lose when the doctor first said, "You have fibromyalgia". This blog is my story, as I begin to forge a new path. I am embracing my life as it is, with the fibromyalgia pain and fatigue, and learning to do what I love regardless. It may mean I have to go slower and take more naps or breaks! But I am determined to learn how to travel and experience the world, and hopefully what I learn will help others like me who believe their medical condition stands in the way of their travel dreams.
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