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Inspired By Iceland
Travelling Around Iceland. Inspiration Of Anchor And Crew
From one awesome continent to another. Three highly talented Californian and Texan professional photographers flew out to polar-conditioned Iceland courtesy of ANCHOR & CREW, leaving behind the desert sun, VW campervan road trips, sunflower fields and evenings down by the lake complete with laughter and sunburn. In pursuit of everything beautiful that the mysterious Nordic landmass offers, has the North European island left a mark in their memories forever?
With Tanner Harvey, Jeff Vanags and Greg Merrill sharing a great passion of our own in travelling and visiting amazing places, the trio certainly made the most of their trip; their two week journey was fantastic and it's a shame all the ANCHOR & CREW team couldn't go. As part of our latest adventure, the photography team chose their favourite ANCHOR & CREW accessories to pack for their explorative trip, and with their essentials chosen, were ready to travel. We hope you will agree that Iceland is probably well worth an entry onto your 'bucket list'.
An experience complete with barren tundra and expansive plateaux, volcanic backdrops and a whole host of fjords, glaciers and waterfalls, Iceland's lack of inhabitancy is made up for in natural beauty. With the Atlantic Ocean not too far away, the temperature was a sizzling 8 Degrees Celsius, and it's unpredictable weather was rather predictable in mildness and rain. Such conditions were far from a distraction as Tanner, Jeff and Greg found all the fun; their advice: pack warm (not necessarily photographed).
Icelandic Travel x Style Pack
Travelling on all the winding roads, wandering along many rockfaces, dipping in all the discovered water tubs (warm, supposedly?) and experiencing the ice cold blocks of err, ice, the team's favourite ANCHOR & CREW accessories were continually enjoyed. With much of our inspiration coming from Nordic countries' landscapes, the ANCHOR & CREW aesthetic is casual, smart-casual and smart, all bundled together and achieved in our bold yet minimalist style.
↑ Above: The Red Noir London Silver and Rope Bracelet sits on the wrist confidently alongside a more subtle Blue Dash Padstow Silver and Rope Bracelet. With the rope 100 percent GB Navy Marine Grade, no water - salty or pure - will affect the integrity of our designs and style.
↓ Below, First Row: The Fern Green Dundee Silver and Leather Bracelet matches nature wonderfully, coupled with an even more natural Black Onyx Port Silver and Stone Bracelet. With green becoming increasingly popular and black an ever-present favourite, such a combination is ideal for any occasion. In attempt to replicate this scene, please note that an Icelandic bath tub in the middle of absolutely no-where and long hair are not included in any purchase. Whiskey and/or strong willpower is also encouraged.
↓ Below, Second Row: The Fern Green Padstow Silver and Leather Bracelet is stacked with a Blue Noir Dundee Silver and Rope Bracelet. Both firm favourites at ANCHOR & CREW, these unisex styles are perfect in making that smart-casual look complete. Not everything has to come in pairs, however: the Black Onyx Starboard Silver and Stone Bracelet is worn singularly and it's simple style is...simply stylish. Engineered with double-layered elastic nylon thread, even the harshest of Icelandic conditions prove no issue for our quality manufacture.
↑ Above, Third Row: Exploring the Earth in it's true sense, whether stood firmly on the ground or sat upon a (safe) rock overlooking beautiful waterfalls, the team were able to enjoy endless views that provide all sorts of inspiration to the ANCHOR & CREW design and workshop team.
↑ Above, Fourth Row: Having traversed the entire island, it was Solheimasandur Beach that boasted the best sunset and Jokulsarlon the best blocks of ice. Feeling on top of the world, the combination of sun and ice is really quite something. Putting both the Brown Admiral Silver and Leather Bracelet and the Dark Brown Clyde Silver and Leather Bracelet to the test, they just look so great - even if we do say so ourselves -, even when wet! Matching the Blue Sodalite Keel Silver and Stone Bracelet with a Fern Green Liverpool Silver and Leather Bracelet is an equally cool style (sorry, we couldn't not include this pun).
↑ Above, Fifth Row: With a copious amount of black sand beaches providing continually awe-inspiring views, it was the team's experience of Reykjanes' blue lagoons that complete the documentation of such a fantastic place. As rugged as it is dramatic, the geothermic wonder epitomises everything amazing about Iceland. Discover more and sign up to our EXPLORIN'BOX in the below blue bar to receive explorative travel photography and ideas in your inbox from time to time, forever free. Everyone receives too much spam, so we'd like to give you a smile instead. An ANCHOR & CREW accessory goes a long way too...
↓ Below: The Dark Brown Clyde Silver and Leather Bracelet is matched with a Dark Brown Clipper Silver and Leather Bracelet to be the ideal smart-casual combination. Why is he wearing a shirt? With no formal event booked in to be attended during the visit - not to the captain's knowledge anyway -, we'll roll with ANCHOR & CREW's ability to suit any smart-casual style.
p.s. Iceland's lighthouses are cute, and sorry, no penguins live there.