The majestic table mountain (tuya) – Herðubreið – in the Highlands of Iceland is seen on a dramatic afternoon from the ancient settlement at Möðrudalur, a remote sheep farm and at 469 metres, the highest in the country. Herðubreið is very dear to Icelanders and is often referred to as the Queen of the Icelandic […]
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Halldór Laxness (1902-1998) was among the great literary figures of the 20th C and Iceland‘s only Nobel Laureate to date. His home, Gljúfrasteinn, located in Mosfellsbær just outside Reykjavík, is now a national museum. A multimedia presentation on Laxness‘s life and an excellent self-guided audio tour of the house are available. Laxness responded to beauty […]
Route 87 is the interior gravel road linking the settlements of Husavík and Mývatn in northeast Iceland. In the right conditions it is a spectacular drive. The corrugated route and in the distance, the snow-laced Náttfaravíkur mountains across Skjálfandi Bay. Morning coffee on Route 87. A monochrome interpretation.
We had come by the farm at Hof in southeast Iceland late in the evening to see the historic turf church. As we were driving out, a little girl ran across and a captivating scene unfolded. She was oblivious to my presence while she communed with the horse. The Icelandic horse, by the way, is […]