Welcome to Snorkels to Snow!
We are a New Zealand couple obsessed with ocean and snow sports. This is our travel blog where we aim to inspire, engage and educate our audience.
On our blog you’ll find the following categories:
SNORKELS: Our ocean adventures, predominantly scuba diving travel
SNOW: Skiing and snowboarding missions
DESTINATIONS: Our posts categorised by destinations, including our LIFE IN FIJI section, detailing expat life in the islands and Fiji travel tips
TRAVEL: Travel tips and tales, advice and lessons we’ve learnt about starting a travel blog
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The water visibility in the Silfra fissure in Iceland can easily reach 100m. Did you know it's so pure you can even drink from it? So if you get thirsty mid-snorkel...you know what to do 🤣
I can't believe I finally ticked off the number one item on my bucket list - snorkelling the Silfra Fissure in Iceland! I wanted to scuba dive but I'm not drysuit certified, a requirement these days.
Did you know the Silfra fissure is the gap between the North American and Eurasian continental plate
Just more horsing around in Iceland.
Look at their stumpy little legs...they're so cute!! 😍
Icelandic horses are so funny...I loved capturing their crazy expressions. What's the funniest animal expression you've ever photographed?
Most people think of Icelandic horses as beautiful, pretty, cutesy animals with luscious locks. I'd agree - but I'd also add, they make the most ridiculous faces too!
I loved photographing these horses in Iceland!
Sometimes the patterns of the #NorthernLights are just incredible...this one almost looked like an angel, if you tilt it on the side a little 😇
Do you do the same with cloud formations and see shapes and objects in the sky?
Huge thanks to @auroraholidays for the experience of a lifetime!
Sometimes while watching the #northernlights in Lapland, I half expected Dr Who's TARDIS to suddenly appear in the sky.
Sadly, that never occurred.
Every capture different...just like fingerprints, no two aurora are the same.
As we head into the final 2 months of the year, what moments in 2017 took your breath away?
Not hard to guess the standout moment for me - Aurora chasing with @auroraholidays #FinnishLapland ☺️
I had to pinch myself so many times to make sure this was real. It's incredible to see the #northernlights dance and move so quickly across the sky in Lapland. No pattern is the same, every photograph unique.
Where would like go to see the northern lights?
Each night in #FinnishLapland we'd drive around chasing clear skies to see the northern lights, but some of the best shows were right outside my cottage at @auroraholidays by Utsjoki. How far would you travel to see the #northernlights ? I think my efforts from New Zealand to Lapland were pretty des
A dream come true.
I got to spend a week in Finnish Lapland with @auroraholidays to chase the northern lights! This was one of the most mesmerising, magical and mysterious trips of my life. There's not much more to say - just sit back and enjoy the next few days of Aurora photos 😁
Another beautiful spot in Norway with beautiful reflections...this is Norheimsund in Hordaland county. Even the waterfall is reflected on the surface of the fjord.
Norway in autumn looks like a painting!
I love how still the water becomes and reflects the scene from above. This was taken just outside of an area called Tellnes, where one of my Norwegian cousins is from. It's about 30min from Bergen. Missing my Norwegian family already!
One of my favourite things about travelling through #Norway is discovering beautiful mirror-like bodies of water, so still and calm they offer a perfect reflection. This shot was taken just outside of Bergen city.
Continuing with my red cabin obsession...more from my cruise from Bergen to Mostraumen in Norway. Quaint little boatsheds and cabins adorning the waterfront. I think I'll start a movement to bring the #redcabin look to New Zealand!
While cruising from Bergen to Mostraumen in Norway, I fell in love with not only the beautiful coloured boat sheds and cabins, but the stunning autumn leaves! 😍
In NZ we have a lot of farmland but maybe not as many trees and bushes so the autumn colours aren't as striking as somewhere like Norway
Oh Norway, aren't you beautiful! I love seeing all the beautiful coloured houses, cabins and boatsheds, don't you? I took a fjord cruise from Bergen to Mostraumen and saw these delightful colours!
I didn't expect Iceland to be so flat...apart from the odd volcano and glacier, of course 😝 Flying into Reykjavik felt so mysterious, my eyes following the black rim of the island all the way round. Sometimes while driving on the main highway I'd be the only one on the road for ages.
Iceland through the crystal ball...
Iceland's landscape is like nothing I've ever experienced before. In many areas, it's desolate, flat and barren. Then suddenly you see incredible mountains, volcanos, glaciers and craters - not forgetting waterfalls - in an otherwise lonely land. Quite remarkable and exceptionally mysterious.