Unusual perspective. The Icelandic sheep is an ancient breed brought in by the first settlers, and is raised entirely on mountain grass. This image was taken at the Lyngbrekka farm in Reykjadalur, north Iceland.
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Volcanic crater. Rauðaskál (lit. Red Bowl) is part of the Hekla volcanic system in the south-central Highlands of Iceland. The winds were so ferocious on the top of the crater that a few gusts threatened to toss me off the ground. To obtain an usable photograph I had to be physically shielded and anchored down […]
The crater’s many moods. Hverfjall is a massive tephra ring crater formed during a volcanic eruption around 2800 years ago. It is part of the Krafla Volcanic System near Mývatn in north Iceland. The crater is 1.3 Kms in diameter and 140 metres deep. As these images suggest, the Icelandic landscape is given to rapid […]
Enchanting. Run-off water from the Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Station in north Iceland accumulates in a pool of iridescent blue. The right conditions can lend an otherworldly look to the scene, such as when a snowstorm obscures the surrounds of the pool (first image below).
Good Friday today. The old church at Árnes in Trékyllisvík on the Strandir coast of Iceland is seen in a snow storm last week. A beautiful music session erupted spontaneously when we found ourselves in the new church hall across the street. This Icelandic song – Rósin (The Rose) – was written by […]