Category Archives: Iceland

Volcanic crater. The 4000 years old scoria crater Gráakúla (“Grey Bump”) lies at the edge of the Berserkjahraun lava field on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. Pronunciation tip: Grá is like the ‘grow’ in ‘growl.’ And so, Grá-a-kúla = grow-aa-cool-aa. Berserkjahraun takes after the Berserkers (whence the phrase “to go berserk”). You may read the […]

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Inclement weather. The lower half of Iceland has been socked in by extreme conditions the past few days. Despite the dire forecast, Börkur and I made bold to head out into the south-central Highlands today. High winds and ‘horizontal rain’ (as Icelanders are wont to call it) rendered photography from the tripod all but impossible. […]

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