Magnificent isolation. Lashed year round by wind and rain, the remote fjord Ófeigsfjörður on the Strandir coast of Iceland is as enchanting as it is difficult. Not surprisingly, today the lone farm there is occupied only during Summer and part of Fall. In the decades past, Ófeigsfjörður was renowned for shark fishing, and for his […]
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Winter crisp in the fjord. Powered by the herring boom at the beginning of the 20th C, the village of Siglufjörður, named after its spectacular fjord, became the wealthiest settlement in Iceland. Then suddenly in 1969, the herring took their lot elsewhere devastating Siglufjörður and sinking its economy almost overnight. See this link for the […]
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.
Isolation. The church at Narfeyri on Iceland‘s Snæfellsnes peninsula dates back to 1563; the current structure was built in 1888. Here lived the farmer and mathematician Vilhjálmur Ögmundsson (1897-1965). Across the fjord is the colourful rhyolite mountain Drápuhlíðarfjall.