A troubled genius. Yesterday I visited the grave of Bobby Fischer at Laugardælir Church, around 30 miles outside of Reykjavík, Iceland. I was a boy in shorts when the 1972 Bobby Fischer-Boris Spassky duel for the World Chess Championship captured the world’s imagination. PS: Kasparov visits Fischer‘s grave.
Category Archives: Iceland
An evening to remember. The iconic table mountain Sellandafjall in north Iceland is a personal favourite of mine. My friend Kristinn Ingi Péturson and I spent a blissful autumn evening two years ago on the banks of Sandvatn, captivated by the play of light on the mountain. Our location made possible […]
Celestial dramas. The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, will be visible in the USA with the footprint of totality ranging across several states. A room at a basic motel in Casper, Wyoming, has just become available for $2500 (parking is free). Make Eclipses Great Again! My one, and thus far only, experience of […]
Magnificent isolation. Lashed year round by wind and rain, the remote fjord Ófeigsfjörður on the Strandir coast of Iceland is as enchanting as it is difficult. Not surprisingly, today the lone farm there is occupied only during Summer and part of Fall. In the decades past, Ófeigsfjörður was renowned for shark fishing, and for his […]