An Island of Ice and Fire as Seen in a Weekend

March 17, 2015 5:19 PM

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An Island of Ice and Fire as Seen in a Weekend

It was midnight and we just returned to our hotel room in Iceland's capital of Reykjavik from a freezing venture to the outskirts of town. I started chewing on a soft piece of fried Icelandic bread as I attempted to make an international adaptor fit into a recessed wall socket. The lights suddenly went out in the room.

My eyes hadn't yet adjusted to the darkness when I felt a tooth missing in my mouth – a dental crown. Confused and searching for light, I peeled away the room's window curtains to reveal none other than the Northern Lights, painted in broad strokes across the sky in a bold and celebratory green hue ...

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