Category Archives: Iceland

The ancient farm of Ingjaldshóll located in the shadow of the Snæfellsjökull glacier is steeped in history. Christopher Columbus is said to have spent time here absorbing lessons from the experienced Viking seafarers before embarking on his voyage to the Americas. In the first photograph below, we see the Ingjaldshóll church at dusk. Churches all […]

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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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