Category Archives: Iceland

The farm at Hlíðarendi in the village of Fljótshlið in south Iceland is famous in Icelandic history as the home of Gunnar Hámundarson of the Njáls saga. We were fortunate to catch a marvellous sunset there this autumn.   At the same time, to my left, another instance of high drama was unfolding: the crest […]

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Located a stone’s throw from the Arctic Circle, beautiful Akureyri is Iceland‘s second largest city (population: 17,000), and according to its proud locals, the country’s cultural capital. Ensconced snugly along Eyjafjörður at the base of towering mountains capped by snow for most of the year, Akureyri has one of the most spectacular settings of any […]

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Last week we were very fortunate to catch the first dusting of snow in the southern Highlands of Iceland. This is a surreal landscape to begin with, and in the brief window accompanying the first showers it assumes an even more other-worldy mien before settling into an all-white featureless cloak for the rest of the […]

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