Tag Archives: Siglufjörður

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 […]

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Music of the Sphere. During the couple of weeks before and after the summer solstice – June 21 in the northern hemisphere – the sun barely dips below the horizon near the latitudes of the High North. If the weather gods are on your side, you get to enjoy a soft, lingering symphony of honeyed […]

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Magical light of Iceland. These are scenes of a summers’ night I spent cruising along Skagafjörður in north Iceland. Being all alone around midnight on the edge of the fjord, with the quiet landscape drenched by the low sun, was an unforgettable experience in “shuddering before the beautiful.” I had a good mind to set […]

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