Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood

📍 Reykjavík | ❄️ Minnesota 📸 Snapshots of life in Iceland 🇮🇸 Adventures with 2 horses and 1 goofy fiancé 🌎 Travel, nature, and all things animal
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


A little bit of color on a Thursday. Wonder where this path leads 💕.

6 Hours ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Alternate view of Hallgrímskirkja, framed by Esja. I look at Esja every morning, always taking note of how she's changed overnight. The days with a fresh coat of snow, like this one, are my favorites. As spring approaches, the mountain will have less and less snow, until she is eventually all green in deep summer. On bad weather days, I can't see Esja at all. That's basically how I assess the weather each morning as I drive to work ❄️☀️🌧.

1 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Reykjavík is full of amazing street art. And just when you think you've seen it all, you'll find there's something new to discover 🎨.

2 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


I always love seeing this photo, which is blown up large on the side of a photography shop on Skólavörðustígur. A perfectly captured sheep moment ❤️.

3 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Happy Sunday! Today is also Konudagur, or Women's Day, in Iceland 🇮🇸❤️.

4 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


These seemingly abandoned shacks are close by the stable. But guess what? Not abandoned! Any guesses as to what they are? Here's an emoji hint: 🐦✉️.

5 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Just a few of the many colorful houses of Reykjavík. This city has so much charm, especially due to these pops of color and style. I love the green ones and the yellow ones -- well, basically all of them 🌈🏡.

7 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Bessastaðir, where the President of Iceland lives. It never ceases to amaze me that you can drive right up to it. I like to stop here sometimes on my way home from the stable, as it's a very pretty spot and I love the red-roofed buildings. Also, speaking of red, Happy Valentine's Day, everyone ❤️!

8 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


I've been working on a new series of photos lately, inspired by afternoon walks around the city. The days are getting noticeably longer now, meaning there's time for exploring after work. I always love this view of Hallgrímskirkja, which is not too far from where I live 🏡.

9 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


My friend @agnesyrj and her beautiful horse Þór (Thór). We did this super fun photo shoot awhile back. Couldn't decide quite which one to post, so here are two of my favorites. There are a few more in my story, too ☺️.

10 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Snowy Snælda and her beautiful @hrimnircollection bridle 😍. . . . . . . . . . iceland land horsesoficeland mystopove opover wheniniceland extremeic emeiceland icelandic icelandic greatnorthcollective islandpferd islandshäst equestrianlife horsemanship i visualsoflife livefolk ourplanetdaily lonelyplanet liveauthentic mytinyatlas hrimnir

11 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Anyone spot the horse under there? 😜

16 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Silly snowy Máni nose on a Monday. We've had crazy blustery snow showers all afternoon -- made for some interesting riding tonight! The horses always get a little extra spirited when there's a storm afoot. Even chill Máni was a bit full of it today 🐴❄️.

17 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Took Máni on a two-hour ride around lake Hvaleyrarvatn yesterday with friends. I was so proud of him -- he's never been to most of this area before yet was brave as can be, leading the group with confidence and even going first through a flooded little marsh with breakable ice on top. In other news, I think this is the first picture I have riding him. Always the photographer, never the photographed 😉. He was not too patient waiting for this though (see dancing Máni pic in my story), which goes to show that even when things are going well there's always something more to work on 🙃.

18 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Today some of our stable friends invited us to meet their new kitten. Her name is Gríma, which means mask 🐱. Little did our friends know that once we arrived at their stable we'd never leave... spent well over an hour playing with this cuteness, who is completely unafraid of horses and very ready for her new job as stable manager slash mouse huntress. Today was a really long day for me, and it never ceases to amaze me how spending time with animals can completely uplift the spirit ❤️.

21 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Today was the perfect day for some rides (I went on three!) or riding tours. We stumbled upon this @ishestarriding group and the view was too photogenic to pass up. I always love this view of the mountain Helgafell, and hope these tourists did too ☺️.

25 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Snowy Snælda whiskers. Had a nice ride on both of these guys today (lots of Máni pics in my story 😄). Fun fact: I usually ride both of them when I go to the stable. They're such totally different horses and each special and fun in their own way. When you ride more than one, you really notice and appreciate their strengths and weaknesses. This one is so willing and has so much go, whereas Máni is much more chill and needs pushing. On the other hand, Máni is much more willing to practice things, whereas Snælda is more "ok, I did it once, I'm done and let's go now." I love them both ❤️.

32 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


I went for a post-work stroll around downtown Reykjavík this afternoon, stopping of course at @braudogco to pick up some of their AMAZING cinnamon rolls. Today is Bóndadagur, or husbands' day. Men usually receive flowers or some sort of special treat, for which I'm now prepared 😋.

34 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


We get a little more daylight each day. Almost 6 minutes, to be precise!

35 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Ice from above. Today has been another stormy, wintry day ❄️.

37 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Blue foundation, yellow siding, green roof... I always wonder about the thought process behind this one. It kind of works though ☺️.

42 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Ice in Iceland. The recent cold snaps have made some really cool ice formations, especially by the waterfalls ❄️.

43 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


We seem to often have periods of clear weather followed by several days of dark and wet, followed by sun again. Last week was sun, but this week is off to a wet and windy start. A big, howling, window-rattling storm blew through this morning, the likes of which we haven't had in awhile. Here's to hoping the brighter winter days are here again soon ☀️.

44 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Icelandic nature in winter. Rock, moss, other plants, snow sprinkling, and a few frozen blueberries.

46 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Here's a final collection of Tilly pig photos for those of you who expressed so much pig love in response to my Insta stories. I especially love the video and make sure you turn the volume on. The one of her trying to get back into the barn also makes me laugh 🐷.

50 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Me getting a kiss from Ruby, the German Shepherd who's 8 feet long (not really, but that's what she's told). She's 8 feet of ferocious fury or whole-body, squash you kind of dog love, depending on whether she knows you or not. I love Icelandic sheepdogs, and especially the two my mom has, but we all agree that Ruby is the best-behaved dog on the farm ☺️.

50 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


We're back in Iceland, but I have a few more snowy animal photos I want to post from our time in MN. One of my favorite winter things to do growing up in Minnesota was to lay on the ground as the snow fell silently all around me. There's something incredibly peaceful and still about it. And adding the contented chewing of a horse makes it even better ❤️.

50 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


When you've got your head in the trees... or it at least looks that way 😜. I also always want to stick my whole face in this guy's fluffy neck floof and give him a big old snuggle ❤️.

51 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Happy New Year! We missed the fireworks in Reykjavík but had a really fun evening with our friends in Minnesota. Packing up today and preparing to go home to Iceland, which always evokes some mixed feelings ❤️.

52 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Happy New Year's Eve 🎉! These last few days we've been hanging at my mom's house playing with horses, dogs, chickens, and the pig. This is my horse Bothberi, which means messenger. It's been extremely cold but we got out for one ride, which was super fun. I love the energy and personality of this horse ❤️.

53 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Last one -- a little more Mexican wall art. I love checking out wall murals around the world when we travel. The different styles and colors add so much character to a place, and you never know what you might find.

58 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Missing the beach today. It's -18 degrees Celsius in MN today, and that's in the afternoon sunshine!

58 Days ago
Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland (aubreyawood) Instagram Photos and Videos

Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland

@aubreyawood


Comment from Aubrey Wood | Life in Iceland:


Just a few more Mexican vacay pics... this one is of a super well-preserved eagle at Chichen-Itza. Amazing ancient carvings here!

58 Days ago