It is November 1, so that means it is officially the Christmas season. I actually already went on a bit of a Christmas decorating spree since stores already have decorations! But nowhere looks more festive than Stykkishólmur, Iceland! This town was featured in the Secret Life of Walter Mitty film (though in the movie, they use the setting as Greenland).
My visit to the town only lasted a couple of hours, but the hike up to the lighthouse for the gorgeous views was alone worth the drive!
This town had a magic about it similar to that of Cesky Krumlov, a Czech town that I visited two years ago and always say is my favourite town (not city) in Europe! I think this entire town belongs under a Christmas tree.
Last week, temperatures began to drop, creating frost on the windows and yes, even snow. Darkness is coming, as the sun now rises at 9:15 AM and sets at 5 PM. So the Icelandic winter begins once again...
This past weekend, I went to Akureyri for a skating competition, but of course we had to stop at the Jólahúsið or Christmas house! With a real life gingerbread house, the world's largest Advent calendar, and snow on the ground, it was impossible not to feel the Christmas spirit!
Some other notes:
November has been one of my favourite months ever since I started participating in National Novel Writing Month. I am already hard at work on my novel. November is also Type 1 Diabetes awareness month. I am now an ambassador for Beyond Type 1
10/2/2017 02:04:58 pm
this is so beautiful like in old days
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Hi, I’m Crystal! I love to travel and am currently a graduate student in Scotland. You’ll get all the best tips and insights from my experiences as a former ice-skating coach in Iceland and former study abroad student. Of the 27 countries I have visited, a type 1 diabetes diagnosis has been the strangest land yet. Type 1 has not slowed down my travels and you'll learn how to take type 1 with you on the road! You can connect with me further on Instagram @CrystalChilcott, or send me ideas of where I should travel next via email: email@example.comHappy Travels, Crystal
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