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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Cheeky little fellow. We came across this Arctic Fox pup a couple of weeks ago in Möðrudalur in the north Highlands of Iceland. At 469 metres, it is the highest farm in the country. Although blessed with stark beauty, this is a harsh environment burdened by unforgiving winter weather. The future is not too bright […]
Appropriately named. The historic farm of Mýrar – plural of Mýri, meaning ‘bog’ in Icelandic – lies on the edge of Dýrafjörður in the Westfjords region of Iceland. It is the birthplace of Þórdís, mother of the nation’s independence pioneer Jón Sigurðsson. This area is a major breeding ground for eider ducks.
Ancient farm and parsonage. The church at Breiðabólsstaður in south Iceland was designed by Rögnvaldur Ólafsson (1874-1917) in the Sweitzer style. He realized a total of three churches in this motif; the second is at Húsavík in the north and the third at Hjarðarholt (to be featured later) in the west. An article on Rögnvaldur’s […]