CHIARA CERRI is a freelance photographer based in Florence, Italy.
Following her graduation in Visual Arts she completed a Master degree in multimedia communication at the University of Florence.
But she found peace in Iceland: here’s a photo reportage of her volunteering project with World Wide Friends association. She had the chance to travel, which is also her passion, and you can feel the love she felt for our beloved country in her photographic touch. She also shared with us her memories, find them here below!
At the end of October I participated in a volunteer project on the visual arts in Reykjavik and I made this road trip along all the coasts of Iceland.
I left Reykjavik and the first stop was Geysir, a geyser in southwestern Iceland, where I admired Stokkur the oldest geyser known.
Afterwards I continued to Goðafoss one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, that it is located in the Mývatn district. Then another waterfall: Dettifoss, in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
I spent the coldest night of my life in Húsavík, a town on the extreme north coast of Iceland, in a house without heating, but in that place I saw the Northern Lights. Really amazing!
The next day I had a bath in the warm waters of Green Lagoon in the Mývatn area.
I spent the night, a little warmer this time, in the beautiful Eskifjörður and the next day I headed to Jökulsárlón a large glacial bay in southeast Iceland.
It was a beautiful sunny day and some crazy people have taken a bath into the icy water.
Last stop of this trip was Vik Myrdal the southernmost village in Iceland, where I fell in love with the beach Reynisfjara and its black sand.