Tag Archives: Skagafjörður

Childhood in rural Iceland. I was wandering one afternoon in the village of Hofsós on Skagafjörður when Ívar Breki showed up. He appointed himself my guide as we explored the basalt columns of Staðarbjargavík down by the shoreline. The cheeky little monkey put on quite a show with his antics. We ended the session with […]

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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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