An Evening in Ketildalir

Feast for the soul.

Ketildalir (“Kettle Valleys”) are a series of valleys along Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. Resembling the snouts of mythical prehistoric creatures in repose, the mountains lining the fjord present an arresting spectacle.

My friend Kristinn Ingi Pétursson (seen in the images below) and I set out on a wintry afternoon along the only route in. Check out the short video of the highlights.

Feigsdalur, Westfjords of Iceland

5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Contemplation - in Hvestudalur5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Contemplation – in Hvestudalur
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Kristinn Ingi Pétursson in Ketildalir

Ketildalir in his sights
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

Kristinn Ingi Pétursson in Hringsdalur

Sublime Hringsdalur
5D Mark III, 24-105L

Crossing clearing of snow avalance in Auðihrísdalur

Avalanche snow in Auðihrísdalur
5D Mark III, 24-105L


  • Premanand - April 28, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    I liked the video (accompanying music is very pleasant and soothing). Did you do the “Video with telemetry” experiment with Mr. Pindelski first before this shoot? The reason for asking this is that the mount on the car’s bonnet looks very similar to the one in his post. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - April 29, 2015 - 9:41 am


      No, the telemetry experiment was more recent, with the same mount and camera.ReplyCancel

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