Category Archives: Iceland

Late evening in a magical place. The historic farm of Hlíðarendi in south Iceland is associated with Njáls Saga. In the first image below, the glacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull, that erupted last in 2010, is seen in the background. See my post from 2010 here.          

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Winter crisp in the fjord. Powered by the herring boom at the beginning of the 20th C, the village of Siglufjörður, named after its spectacular fjord, became the wealthiest settlement in Iceland. Then suddenly in 1969, the herring took their lot elsewhere devastating Siglufjörður and sinking its economy almost overnight. See this link for the […]

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A tough life. Whooper swans ride out a ferocious blizzard in Lónsfjörður, East Fjords of Iceland.   I wouldn’t have been out making images if not for Börkur Hrólfsson who expertly negotiated the hazardous conditions (see video below).   The video is also available on YouTube.    

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