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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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The back of beyond. Shaped like a goose head, the Langanes peninsula in northeast Iceland truly feels like the edge of the world. A rough dirt route skirts its northern periphery all the way to its tip to the lighthouse Fontur. An astonishing array of bird life is found here in the summer, including one […]

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Abandoned fjord in Iceland’s remote east. The 7 kms long Loðmundarfjörður was home to 143 inhabitants in 1860 but by 1973 that number had dwindled to zero. Getting to this lovely fjord over land is not easy; access is via a rough gravel route best negotiated in a sturdy 4×4.           […]

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