Remote and solitary. The abandoned bay of Vöðlavík in the East Fjords region of Iceland was the locale of the most challenging rescue operation in the history of the US Air Force. An Icelandic fishing vessel Goðinn went down in a raging storm on January 10, 1994, condemning the stranded crew to almost certain death. […]
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Eerie. The tailings of a quarry present an extraterrestrial sight following a dusting of snow and frost near Trékyllisvík on the Strandir coast of Iceland. In the second image a lone decrepit house on the abandoned farm Reykjanes is seen in the shadow of the mountain Reykjaneshyrna.
Remote and deserted. The abandoned farm and church of Unaðsdalur lie on Snæfjallaströnd (“Snow Mountain Coast”) in the Westfjords of Iceland. We were treated to a sampler of the harsh conditions the region is exposed to; these photos were taken in the midst of a raging gale. In the first image, the lighthouse on Ædey […]
Abandoned fjord in Iceland’s remote east. The 7 kms long Loðmundarfjörður was home to 143 inhabitants in 1860 but by 1973 that number had dwindled to zero. Getting to this lovely fjord over land is not easy; access is via a rough gravel route best negotiated in a sturdy 4×4. […]