Tag Archives: Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Germans on wheels. It was fun following these German cyclists last week near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in south Iceland. They were a genial lot and I ran into them again a couple of days later. Their circuit began in Frankfurt, cut through Denmark and entered Iceland via the ferry. A log of their adventures is available here. […]

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These are scenes of Foss á Síðu, a waterfall and farm framed against towering cliffs near the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur in south Iceland. The first two images were made in the summer when the landscape is lush green. The final monochrome photograph was shot on an autumn morning, in very different lighting conditions.     […]

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The Icelandic horse is a unique breed and an integral part of the Icelandic landscape. You may read about this beautiful animal here. Icelanders take their horses seriously. As the Wiki entry explains, “Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return.”         […]

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The recent eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland and the resultant disruption of air traffic made international headlines. But few outside Iceland know that Eyjafjallajökull is a minor blip compared to the cataclysmic event that took place not long ago. In 1783, over 130 craters opened up near Laki in a violent emetic fury that had […]

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