Category Archives: Iceland

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.    

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Located in the northern Highlands of Iceland, the waterfall Aldeyjarfoss is fed by the glacial river Skjálfandafljót that originates at Vatnajökull, the largest icecap in Iceland (and in Europe). The judge in a waterfall beauty contest in Iceland has a tough task. There are so many of these cascading beauties competing for attention that one […]

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The recent eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland and the resultant disruption of air traffic made international headlines. But few outside Iceland know that Eyjafjallajökull is a minor blip compared to the cataclysmic event that took place not long ago. In 1783, over 130 craters opened up near Laki in a violent emetic fury that had […]

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The Reykjanes Peninsula of Iceland is a place of haunting beauty. Descriptions of the region are usually dotted with clichés such as “stark,” “surreal,” “desolate.” That is because Reykjanes is, in fact, stark, surreal, and desolate. Andrew Evans in Iceland, Bradt Travel Guide, 2008 p. 187 The southwest peninsula of Reykjanes or ‘smoky point’, is […]

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