Category Archives: Iceland

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 […]

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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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