Category Archives: Iceland

A glorious day in Reykjavík concluded with the grand finale of the setting sun just before midnight. We got to the Sólfar sculpture in time for this shot.   Hallgrímskirkja was draped in golden light.     Earlier tonight we stopped by Bessastaðir again. This time I made bold to ring the bell at President […]

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Last week we drove to the remote village of Skagaströnd in north Iceland to meet Hallbjörn Hjartarson, famous all over Iceland as the “Icelandic Cowboy.” Now 76 years old, he showed me around his Kántrýbær and radio studio. He spoke in Icelandic and I in Konkani, and communication was flawless. From Frommer’s: The youngest of […]

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We have been fortunate that our sojourn in the northern fjords of Iceland has coincided with clear skies. At these latitudes within a stone’s throw of the Arctic Circle, the golden light of the sun lingers for almost an hour. The midnight sun is a marvelous spectacle, but even more arresting are the warm tones […]

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A quick dispatch – We got into Reykjavík yesterday morning and right away were taken for a short spin by my guide Guðmundur Eyjólfsson. This is Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland on the Álftanes peninsula just outside Reykjavík. In the foreground is the church “constructed from locally quarried lava stone and […]

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