Tag Archives: East Fjords

Nature’s canvas. Striking patterns seen on a winter afternoon coasting over Héraðsflói and Héraðssandur. Héraðsflói is a wide bay (flói = bay, in Icelandic) with turquoise green waters abutting the mountains of Borgarfjörður Eystri in northeast Iceland. Tómas Kárason, captain of a fishing boat in Neskaupstaður, flew me in his Cessna 172. We took off […]

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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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A tough life. Whooper swans ride out a ferocious blizzard in Lónsfjörður, East Fjords of Iceland.   I wouldn’t have been out making images if not for Börkur Hrólfsson who expertly negotiated the hazardous conditions (see video below).   The video is also available on YouTube.    

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Rhyolite colours. Innra-Hvannagil is a spectacular gorge on the way to Borgarfjörður Eystri in the Eastfjords of Iceland. Hvannagil is a compound of Hvönn (Icelandic for Angelica) and Gil (gorge).            

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