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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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Car stuck in snow. On the wintery morning of November 09, 2013, Börkur Hrólfsson and I were attempting an excursion to the beautiful fjord of Mjóifjörður in the East Fjords region of Iceland when we came across a stranded local. He had set out on a ptarmigan hunt (permitted a few times a year) in […]

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This morning on our way to Loðmundarfjörður in the Eastfjords of Iceland, we descried a hapless ewe and her lambs in distress, buried in a snowy ditch at the top of the mountain pass between Loðmundarfjörður and Borgarfjörður Eystri. My friend and guide Börkur Hrólfsson pulled off a heroic rescue with his bare two hands. […]

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