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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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Play of sun, shade & sand. The eastbound descent from Hellisheiði, the highest coastal mountain pass in Iceland, opens to this eesome view (if you are lucky – the pass is often suffused with low cloud cover).    

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