By the time I made it on to my flight out of Reykjavik, I was in need of rest! I had been traveling Europe for a few months with a recent stint in a hostel where my bunk mates all desperately needed serious sinus surgery. Hence, my lack of sleep. Plus, it had been my second time in Iceland, and I wasn't sure when I would be back so I had made the most of it! I took nothing for granted. I didn't sleep. My nights were spent chasing the Northern Light and my days were spent exploring the city.
Iceland has a way of making you float endlessly on an adventure high, and I didn't come down from that high until I boarded the plane to NYC. I crashed before we even took off. I was lost in a deep sleep when my travel companion tapped me on the shoulder and said: "You are really going to want to wake up for this." Our pilot had come over the intercom to let us know that they were dropping elevation a bit to give us a stunning aerial tour of Greenland.
Looking out of our plane window, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was Greenland, and she was beautiful. The sun had just risen over the horizon and what was left in its wake was nothing but glaciers, white capped mountains, polar tundras, and turquoise water from ancient glaciers melting into the Arctic Ocean. I have had my share of crazy beautiful flyovers but this one wins ALL the trophies. Greenland is too stunningly beautiful not to share!
Gosh, our planet is incredible!
These photos are a bit hazy for two reasons: One - They were taken through an airplane window. And Two - It was snowing down below!
Travel Tip: If you are flying from Iceland to NYC, sit on the left side of the plane in case the weather permits a Greenland Flyover!
Greenland, you have now been added to my bucket list! One day! One stamp at a time!