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Moonage Daydream

Eleanor’s travel diary from a trip to Iceland.


  • alix August 24th, 2012 3:11 PM

    That first photo is my favourite, they are all beautiful

  • Olivia August 24th, 2012 3:14 PM


  • megand010 August 24th, 2012 3:23 PM

    These pictures are so beautiful! I wanna go to Iceland so baaad now, especially as it kinda shows how amazing sigur ros’s inspiration is and people like that! I’m also in love with the coat…


    • lunaticbeings December 13th, 2012 2:28 PM

      i went to iceland, and was the most beautiful place i have ever been to. be perpared to miss it though. i went there at the end of july, and i still feel pain almost every week about not being there. it really dug in its hooks into my heart. if you go there, be sure to take lots of pictures. you’ll remember iceland forever. everything is so casual there. i took a photo of björk’s house! and some actors and a film crew were staying in the hotel we were at. it really feels like another planet there. i have too much love for this place.

  • kendallakwia August 24th, 2012 3:36 PM

    This photoset is so perfect I’m having a hard time believing it’s real.

  • Megan Anne August 24th, 2012 3:42 PM

    thse are breathtaking! you don’t really hear too much about iceland, but it’s a beautiful place. #6 and #19 are so lovely in an almost alien way.

  • Sooophie August 24th, 2012 3:57 PM

    I love how #19 is kinda creepy and still magically beautiful at the same time

  • Laurenrose August 24th, 2012 4:01 PM

    Love these pictures! You’re an amazing photographer!

  • Eryn August 24th, 2012 4:05 PM

    Wow, these photos are so stunning! Sounds like an amazing trip.


  • Taylor WM August 24th, 2012 4:09 PM

    These pictures are so beautiful and the writing tells the trip like a story. It’s so lovely :)
    Taylor x

  • Mollie August 24th, 2012 4:13 PM

    I really like that this one’s about a place rather than people! There should be a monthly segment about a really cool place.

  • SiLK August 24th, 2012 4:30 PM


  • Susann August 24th, 2012 4:36 PM

    Just.. wow! I am so amazed with the current photos on Rookie!

    Fashion in Pepperland

  • Lucille August 24th, 2012 4:43 PM

    gosh.That’s awesome!

  • Lucille August 24th, 2012 4:44 PM

    Love that nature, too!


  • faithdarwin August 24th, 2012 4:56 PM

    I want to go to there.

    • ebcstar August 24th, 2012 10:42 PM

      That’s what I was just about to say!

  • fatale August 24th, 2012 5:24 PM

    holy shit, these are breathtaking. iceland is one of my top dream destinations, and these photos only solidified that desire in me.

  • la fee clochette August 24th, 2012 5:26 PM

    So cool! I lived in Skagastrond, Iceland, earlier this year and am making a fairy tale movie bout it!! (Should be finished with editing in September ) :)


    • deuxiemesexe August 24th, 2012 7:47 PM

      Wow, how nice is your life <3

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch August 24th, 2012 5:50 PM

    I love 18 even more because of the caption.

  • I.ila August 24th, 2012 6:18 PM

    That last image is like a dream

  • TheGreatandPowerfulRandini August 24th, 2012 6:23 PM

    This is STUNNING.

  • Tavi August 24th, 2012 6:33 PM

    So beautiful, Eleanor. Ugh of COURSE Bjork’s homeland looks like this.

  • Cupcake Eater August 24th, 2012 7:08 PM

    Iceland is beautiful! I want to go there so bad!

  • thetravelingheart August 24th, 2012 7:19 PM

    So beautifully written and captured – definitely translates something magical. <3

  • Sssophiabh August 24th, 2012 7:20 PM

    Woah how crazy, I was just in Iceland! It’s so beautiful there.

  • Adrienne August 24th, 2012 7:25 PM

    Heavenly! I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland… okay I’m going to go ask my parents if we could go next summer haha.


  • yourenotfunny August 24th, 2012 8:14 PM

    I am going to live here someday.

  • Julia August 24th, 2012 8:38 PM

    My family is from Iceland and I have also been there and it is so great to see someone else’s beautiful pictures and experiences!

  • twishhy August 24th, 2012 9:06 PM

    So beautiful! Planning to visit there someday.

  • kendallkh August 24th, 2012 9:28 PM

    “I’m told that many people in Iceland still believe in the elves, and build them small houses.”

    I’m moving to Iceland omg

  • SarahCat August 24th, 2012 11:34 PM

    Every single photo is so, so beautiful. This has to be my favourite album on Rookie. I was actually thinking this morning that perhaps I’d like to visit Iceland someday… then these appear! I definitely want to go there now that I’ve seen these. So dreamy. http://deepblueoceanofnoise.tumblr.com/

  • Lauren Poor August 24th, 2012 11:55 PM

    i love looking at these and reading your captions, what you said about feeling like the place made you think about magic and your actual dreams seems to make a lot of sense when i’m looking at the photos. they make me want to seriously seriously unconditionally extremely go to the places i wished to be as a kid, submerged in nature and building houses for fairies… man… also i really liked flipping through the three of rachel in the same place walking and the landscape changing behind her that seemed rul genius. i really miss nature when i’m in the city… and being slow and soul centered??!?! it’s nice to see these.

  • Ozma August 25th, 2012 1:22 AM

    These are quite literally breath taking,(I loved your writing too, by the way)! I MUST find a way to get to Iceland someday. It seems so whimsical and surreal!

  • wistless August 25th, 2012 3:34 AM

    i think this is one of the most perfect combinations of photography and words that i’ve ever seen.

  • ValeCrts August 25th, 2012 3:57 AM

    So beautiful and magical. Also, your writing really made it even more special.

  • julietpetal August 25th, 2012 4:35 AM

    So lovely.

  • MinaM8 August 25th, 2012 4:46 AM

    These are all so beautiful! Going to Iceland has been my dream since forever!!!!

  • jcmay96 August 25th, 2012 6:27 AM

    This place looks so beautiful! I shall visit here someday. :)


  • HollieLillian August 25th, 2012 6:57 AM

    I went to Iceland in March and recognise loads of these places! I went Gulfoss too and the waterfall you can walk behind, of course reykjavik, thingvellir and we watched vatnojikull explode too, and we went to eyjafjallajokull which basically looked like a mountain made of broken up oreos. It was so magical, almost too magical for it to exist. Although there was a lingering smell of eggs nearly everywhere! These pictures capture that magic perfectly, I still haven’t got half of mine developed and this has prompted me to do so!

  • Roz G. August 25th, 2012 12:02 PM

    ethereal really :)

  • AnguaMarten August 25th, 2012 12:17 PM

    i wanna go to iceland.

  • Emma H August 25th, 2012 3:17 PM

    Iceland is top on my list for places I’d love to go. These photos only enforce that. Something so peaceful and organic about Iceland. Like it is just a land for little nymphs. I love the mustard, red and navy homes against the stark yet majestic landscapes. One day.

  • Yayo August 25th, 2012 3:33 PM

    Looking at these on my phone so quality is shit, but I LOVE so many of these. 1,5,6,10,19 and 20 are my favourites. I really really want to go to Iceland now :)

  • tove August 25th, 2012 3:57 PM

    Iceland is a dream.

    • tove August 25th, 2012 4:00 PM

      And #6 is definitely becoming my new wallpaper or something.

  • August 25th, 2012 5:47 PM

    Hey Rookie!
    I LOVE ALL these PHOtOs!!!
    i think my favourites our…
    … … ALL OF THEM!!!
    now i really want to go to iceland :)!!!



  • mardybum August 25th, 2012 6:15 PM

    Majestic, really.

  • weetzie August 25th, 2012 7:26 PM

    Iceland is my dream, my longing, my hope and my escape. This photo journal made me the happiest girl alive for a few minutes.

  • necroticbird August 25th, 2012 8:46 PM

    Beautifully captured and narrated. These all hold a certain magic to them.

  • neelybat August 25th, 2012 10:26 PM

    i”m going there in less than two weeks. bringing bunches of film.

  • Ben August 26th, 2012 1:15 AM

    OMG! I love evryhting you wrote to accompany the pictures and i love Bjork and all thos epictures are beautiful and lovely and i want to move to iceland now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AClementine August 26th, 2012 7:53 AM

    Wow the paragraph about Iceland really is magical, as are the photos.

  • HeartPlant August 26th, 2012 6:09 PM

    Anyone else think that no. 18 is a bit like Friedrich’s Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog? Love it

  • GlitterKitty August 26th, 2012 8:47 PM

    Oh my god! Iceland is gorgeous! I honestly had no idea it was such an amazing place. Sounds like an incredible trip.

  • laris August 26th, 2012 8:47 PM

    Oh boy, that’s real life paradise <3

  • Microbyte1 August 26th, 2012 9:35 PM

    it’s so pretty, i can’t believe it’s true

  • molly mazahs August 27th, 2012 1:15 AM

    ah I want to go to Iceland really badly now!
    these are amazing photographs!!

  • Tara August 27th, 2012 9:39 AM

    I’ve been looking at these for ages trying to form words to best express their beauty and it’s quite hard. I’ve often dreamt of visiting Iceland-as you described it seems very otherworldly. I’m crazy about the abstract landscape photographs-they’re so unusual to see from you as I’m more used to seeing your fashion work and portraiture. though I love them all, the 19th photograph for example is so wonderfully ghostly and eerie but also serene. I love how small she is and the faded nature of the photograph in conjunction with the pale water.

    these are such a visual feast and I am incredibly inspired. now I just have to find visual inspiration and atmosphere in the places that surround me as I’m not in Iceland.

  • Rgeorge August 27th, 2012 10:20 AM

    This was amazing! I will be spending atleast a month in Iceland this November working on a farm and this has made me even more excited then I already was!!

  • jordanjpi August 27th, 2012 2:47 PM

    i love the photography … does anybody know what camera is used?

  • fearandloathinginvienna August 27th, 2012 6:13 PM

    I totally regret going to Greece this summer.. I so should have gone to Iceland..

  • lubs August 27th, 2012 6:31 PM

    I met people from Iceland in the summer camp I did a month ago and they became pretty much my best friends. To me, this is beautiful in a very sad way, because it reminds me of them and how far apart we are (I live in Brazil). I couldn’t see all of these because they’re too beautiful and I wish I was there too bad. They brought tears to my eyes because Iceland is such a huge part of me now, and it’s weird to see this place I dream of so much being shared in this website. Now I know what me and my friends are gonna do when I go there: road trip! Thank you for that, Rookie. I love you even more.

  • starpower August 28th, 2012 4:37 AM

    I have just spent two weeks in Iceland after years of dreaming… So unique and beautiful.

    everyone should go!

  • dandelions August 29th, 2012 11:33 AM

    Fair warm below the ice…

  • joyce August 29th, 2012 5:16 PM

    Lately, I’ve been having a strange yearning to end up in Iceland. This just reinforces that.

  • Jenn August 30th, 2012 10:03 PM

    When I saw that these photos were taken in Iceland, I made a truly frightening raspy, high pitched noise that resembled a whisper scream/someone’s soul being sucked out???
    I really love the photos, and I’m really REALLY obsessed with Iceland.

  • pinbacksandplatforms September 1st, 2012 1:22 PM

    Wow. Beautiful. This photo album kind of blew my mind. Each and every photo speaks on its on AND as a unit with all the others. I have to credit the skillful photography, and note that the way the album is composed is entirely cohesive; it very much illustrates the beyond gorg landscape and general dreaminess/epicness of Iceland.

  • hvit September 8th, 2012 5:01 AM

    I just got back from a three week trip to Iceland.

    I think Rookie reads my mind.

    I’d planned it all year. It’s an amazing place- one thing you didn’t say is how friendly all the people are. They are genuinely sweet and helpful with a wicked ironic sense of humor. And the people in Reykjavik are very very well dressed. ;)

    I have a few pictures on my blog of Iceland, just to join in-

    This slightly blew my mind to see this on Rookie.

  • Ellen Parker April 10th, 2013 10:43 AM

    Went to half of these places with school last year – I’m kind of obsessed with Iceland! As everyone else bought t-shirts and stuff, I’m there with this book on the history of Iceland ^_^

    love it xoxo