After spending days stretched out in the countryside, our return to the city of Reykjavik felt overwhelmingly claustrophobic. We longed for a place to stretch out and hear the lull of quiet. Our children ached to run freely and so, a trip to Videy Island seemed like the ideal solution.
A short boat ride (5-10 minutes) from the outskirts of the city and we were among a handful of people on a very peaceful island. The children loved rambling about, embraced the small playground (with a wacky swing) and we basked in the tranquility the island provided.
Though there is essentially nothing to do on the island other than walking, exploring, taking a stroll on a black sand beach, or enjoying a cup of coffee, we were right where we wanted to be.
Sometimes nothing is everything!
And as we are wrapped in the hustle of the years end and all that that entails, we pine for the quieter days that Iceland so magically provided. Days where the sun slowly stretched out over the horizon, where waves were observed from sandy, idyll beaches and where nothing ever felt hurried. So, despite the fact that the pace of life at the moment seems to be sweeping us off our feet, we reflect on the slower, quieter times that was Iceland and we are reminded that sometimes nothing is indeed everything!
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything gets accomplished.” Lao Tzu