Iceland. Again.

The first morning of my first ever trip to Iceland, a family at the hotel said 'Oh you'll be back, it's addictive'.

I had my third trip to this incredible country a couple of months back, with some film industry mates that I'd dragged along for the ride.

I'm planning another trip to the wilder Northern side, but here's a google map with some of the better known, as well as some more off-the-beaten-track highlights of the south coast, if you fancy a trip: link

 Geysir

Geysir

 iphone snap: not a holiday without a dip in a lake or river!

iphone snap: not a holiday without a dip in a lake or river!

 Always take a friend who's got a red jacket

Always take a friend who's got a red jacket

 Plotting for the next day. 

Plotting for the next day. 

 Sulphur cloud on a hike up into the mountains above  Hveragerði

Sulphur cloud on a hike up into the mountains above Hveragerði

 Airbnb score of the year - an incredible remote cottage near Kerio, with a hot tub on the porch...

Airbnb score of the year - an incredible remote cottage near Kerio, with a hot tub on the porch...

 This US Navy plane that crashed in 1973, with no casualties, in the middle of miles and miles of black sand beach, is downright one of the most surreal places I've ever been

This US Navy plane that crashed in 1973, with no casualties, in the middle of miles and miles of black sand beach, is downright one of the most surreal places I've ever been

 The Three Witches, as seen from Vik

The Three Witches, as seen from Vik

 A NASA advisory that global GPS systems from a powerful sun flare meant we'd definitely have some incredible aurora if the clouds ever cleared... and when they did....  Below is NASA's instagram video of what gave us this amazing display

A NASA advisory that global GPS systems from a powerful sun flare meant we'd definitely have some incredible aurora if the clouds ever cleared... and when they did....

Below is NASA's instagram video of what gave us this amazing display

NASA instagram - which annoyingly won't embed.

 This bad and blurry handheld shot shows quite how bright the aurora was in comparisom to the car headlights!

This bad and blurry handheld shot shows quite how bright the aurora was in comparisom to the car headlights!

 Jökulsárlón 'Glacier Lagoon' is every bit as incredible as everyone makes out.

Jökulsárlón 'Glacier Lagoon' is every bit as incredible as everyone makes out.

 For 'Die Another Day', the film crew dammed the sea off from the huge lake that these icebergs fall from a glacier into, removing the salt content. The entire lake froze within two weeks, and the incredible car chase scenes were shot on the frozen lake punctuated by these icebergs.  "Only God and Hollywood can make miracles..."

For 'Die Another Day', the film crew dammed the sea off from the huge lake that these icebergs fall from a glacier into, removing the salt content. The entire lake froze within two weeks, and the incredible car chase scenes were shot on the frozen lake punctuated by these icebergs.

"Only God and Hollywood can make miracles..."

 Finding the perfect chunk of glacier to cool our gin and tonics that night...

Finding the perfect chunk of glacier to cool our gin and tonics that night...

 Final stop at an incredible lava tunnel cave...

Final stop at an incredible lava tunnel cave...