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.
We had come by the farm at Hof in southeast Iceland late in the evening to see the historic turf church. As we were driving out, a little girl ran across and a captivating scene unfolded. She was oblivious to my presence while she communed with the horse. The Icelandic horse, by the way, is […]
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 […]